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CHICAGO LUSTRE® Viburnum - Arrowwood Male for Blue Muffin -4
CHICAGO LUSTRE® Viburnum - Arrowwood Male for Blue Muffin -4

    CHICAGO LUSTRE® Viburnum - Arrowwood Male for Blue Muffin -4" Pot

    $11.95 $25.00


    Arrowwood  Viburnum Bush Shrub has creamy white summer flowers are followed by blue fruit in late summer. Chicago Lustre is a good pollinator. 

    Maybe trimmed after flowering (leave flowers for fall berries.) Native. Deer resistant. The fruit is good for birds but not humans.

    Arrowwood  Viburnum Bush Shrub Potted Plant 4" Pot (in states that I cannot ship with soil, plants will be shipped bare root.)

    Arrowwood  Viburnum Bush Shrub:

    • Produces Berries
    • Fall Interest
    • Attracts:
    • Birds
    • Butterflies
    • Resists:
    • Deer
    • Native to North America


    CHARACTERISTICS of Arrowwood  Viburnum Bush Shrub

    • Plant Type: Shrub
    • Shrub Type: Deciduous
    • Height Category: Tall
    • Garden Height: 60 - 84 Inches
    • Spacing: 72 - 96 Inches
    • Spread: 60 - 84 Inches
    • Flower Colors: White
    • Flower Shade: White
    • Foliage Colors: Green
    • Foliage Shade: Green
    • Habit: Upright

    Light Requirement: Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: Easy
    Blooms On: Old Wood
    Bloom Time: Early Summer
    Mid Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: Average
    Uses: Landscape
    Uses Notes: 
    Arrowwood  Viburnum Bush Shrub makes a great hedge or foundation planting, excellent for residential landscapes. Also good in groupings, masses, and as a filler in the shrub border, good as a screen and for use in parking lots.

    PLEASE NOTE: To produce berries, you'll need another V. dentatum - Chicago Lustre is the male.  1 male for every 4 Blue Muffins.  See the listing for this plant.

    Blue Muffin is a useful viburnum variety. More compact than other Arrowwood viburnums, 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 appears in late summer and fall. The fruit adds interest to the fall landscape and attracts songbirds to the garden. Berries are not edible.

    Blue Muffin® Viburnum dentatum 'Christom'



    Detailed instructions are included with your order on how to care for plants, trees, shrubs when you receive them. Backyard Plant Nursery Care of Starter Plants Upon delivery inspect your plants. Scrape the bottom bark to make sure your plant is alive. If you see green its alive. Follow instructions on the tag that comes with your plant. If the plant does not have a tag, please research on the internet for your Zone for care. To ensure a quick recovery from shipping and healthy growth here are some tips. • Cut away any broken or damaged leaves. • Immediately re-pot and water using fast draining media with a neutral pH. • Place pot in a protected area away from frost, strong sun, wind. Water as needed. • Allow 14 days for the plant to stabilize and acclimate to your local conditions. • Fertilize with slow-release fertilizer after 7 days of re-potting. • In the summer, its best to wait for Fall to plant your plant in the ground. Summer is just too hot for starter plants. Suggested pot sizes for your Starter Plant. • 2 ¼” Pot – use 1-gallon pot • 4” or Quart Size 2-gallon pot

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    We remove plants from their pots and have some of the soil removed from around the root area, these plants should be planted at the depth they were previously which you can usually tell by the soil line mark on the plant above the root. You may also research on the internet for your zone when to plant your plants into the ground and how to care for them. My suggestion for the summer is to plant your plants in a large pot, keep it in a cool area of your garden.