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Beautiful, glossy foliage and consistent ornamental character.

Viburnum dentatum Chicago Lustre®

Super glossy leaves and great fall color make this a wonderful addition to any foundation or mixed border.

An excellent clonal selection of a versatile landscape shrub, with beautiful glossy foliage and consistent ornamental character. Foliage Glossy, medium green to dark green, with short, pubescent petioles. Flowers Creamy white, 3" to 3 1/z" in diameter, mid- to late June. Fruit Dark metallic blue to blue-black clusters of berries, September to October. Fall Color Insignificant. Occasionally light yellow with orange tints. Excellent in shrub borders, groupings, hedges and screens or naturalized with native ornamentals to attract wildlife during fruit set.

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Who Am I?

  • Common Name

    Chicago Lustre arrowwood viburnum
  • Botanical Name

    Viburnum dentatum 'Synnestvedt'
  • Type

  • US Native?

  • Origin

    Selected from the collections of The Morton Arboretum by Ralph Synnestvedt, Sr. of the Synnestvedt Nursery Company, Round Lake, Illinois.

  • Bloom Time

  • Bloom Color

  • Fruit Time

  • Fruit Color


Cultural Details

  • Bloom Time

  • Size

    10-12' tall by 8-10' wide in 10 years
  • Hardiness Zone

  • Light

    Full sun
  • Soil

    Adaptable to a broad spectrum of soils
  • Moisture

    Drought tolerant, avoid extremely wet sites.
  • Disease & Pests

    None known
  • Landscape Use

    Borders, foundations, mass plantings, commercial landscapes, naturalized plantings
  • Propagation

    Softwood Cuttings
  • Pruning

    Viburnums flower in spring, so if they need any shaping or to have dead branches removed, be sure to do that before August, or right after flowering in the spring. If you want to have viburnum fruits, do not prune. Branches you prune after flowering will not produce fruits.

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