Plant of the week !
Blue Muffin Viburnum is one of those plants you absolutely have to have in your landscape, especially if you want to attract birds, bees and other pollinators! No space for a tree in your garden? This fits the bill of a medium to large shrub. The perfect plant for any space if you will. The botanical name is Viburnum dentatum 'Christom'.
The leaves turn shades of orange, burgundy, and purple in fall. While not required for pollination, the presence of other Viburnum varieties for cross pollination will increase fruit set ..
It blooms on old wood which means the branches from the year before. The Blue Muffin Viburnum is deer resistant which is an awesome bonus! It displays excellent salt tolerance in coastal areas making it an all-around plant. It can be used as focal plant in the garden, in mass or as a hedge when planted on 5 ft. centers.
Viburnum dentatum, commonly called arrowwood viburnum, is an upright, rounded, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub which typically matures to 6-10' tall with a similar spread, but may reach a height of 15' in optimum growing conditions. Non-fragrant white flowers in flat-topped corymbs (to 4" diameter) appear in late spring.
Foliage of shiny green leaves, that turn shades of purple-red and gold in fall.