Blue Muffin® Viburnum dentatum 'Christom'
Creamy white summer flowers are followed by blue fruit in late summer. Chicago Lustre is a good pollinator. Fruit is good for birds but not humans.
- 6-7 ft H
- 6-7 ft W
- Upright habit
- Blooms Early or Mid Summer
- Blooms on old wood - prune just after flowering but leave flowers for fruit production.
- Attracts Birds and Butterflies
- Full Sun or Part Shade
- Average Water Needs
- Deer Resistant
- Native to North America
- Zone 3-8
PLEASE NOTE: To produce berries, you'll need another V. dentatum
Fruit production is increased by having another cultivar of Arrowwood near by to cross pollinate the flowers. Chicago Lustre is a good pollinator. Local native stands of Arrowwood will also act as a cross pollinator. Prefers well drained soil but adapts well to a variety of soils. Withstands high pH, heavy soils and changes in climate. Possibly one of the most durable Viburnums for the East and Midwest. Pruning is best done immediately after flowering. Medium moisture. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for the recommended rate of application. Will sucker from the base of the plant.
Blue Muffin is a useful viburnum variety. More compact than other Arrowwood viburnum, it fits easily into the residential landscape. Easy to grow, with little or no maintenance required, Blue Muffin adapts to most locations with full sun to partial shade. Clean white flowers make for a crisp contrast with the glossy green leaves in early to mid-summer. The remarkably intense blue fruit that inspired the Blue Muffin name appear in late summer and fall. The fruit add interest to the fall landscape, and attract songbirds to the garden. Berries are not edible.