Trees of Alabama and the Southeast

Lisa Samuelson, Ph.D.
School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences
Auburn University

Viburnum dentatum

Leaves are simple, opposite, deciduous, ovate, with teeth pointing outward, unlobed, and pinnately-veined. Flowers are in showy, white, flat-topped clusters. Fruit is a dark blue drupe. Arrow-wood is a shrub found in moist upland and coastal plain forests of southeastern U.S. The fruit is eaten by song and game birds, small mammals and deer.

Photographs by Mike Hogan.

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