Viburnum dentatum 'Christom'
Blue Muffin viburnum is a small, compact version of the native arrowwood viburnum
growing about 3’ to 5’ high and just as wide. Blue Muffin prefers moist, well-drained
soils, but is adaptable to a wide range of other soils. Established plants are somewhat
drought tolerant, have no serious pest problems, and require very little maintenance
making them excellent for the urban landscape. As with many viburnums, Blue Muffin
offers season-long interest with white spring flowers, dark green summer foliage that
turns red and orange in fall, and blue fruits the birds love in late summer/fall.
Prune right after flowering, but only if necessary. Grow Blue Muffin as a specimen,
in groupings, in shrub borders, as a foundation planting or as a hedge.
Exposure: Sun to part shade
Soil: Moist, well-drained
Hardiness: USDA Zone 3-8