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Green Mountain
Green Mountain Boxwood (Buxus x ‘Green Mountain’) is an extremely popular boxwood. It has great cold tolerance and is one of the most naturally resistant to Boxwood Blight. It is deer and rabbit resistant and grows well in full sun to shade. It is hardy in USDA Zones 4-9.
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Schmidt
Schmidt Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens ‘Schmidt’) is a lesser-known boxwood variety but has a desirable tall and narrow growth habit making it great for hedging. It is deer resistant and grows in full sun to partial shade. It is hardy in USDA Zones 5-8.
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Box Honeysuckle
Box Honeysuckle (Lonicera nitida) is lovely hedge in its own right but also makes a great boxwood substitute for areas with Boxwood Blight. The foliage is evergreen and very similar to boxwood. It is deer resistant, takes full sun to full shade, and grows in USDA Zones 6-9.
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Hick's Yew
Hicks Yew (Taxus x media ‘Hicksii’) is the best hedge for deep shade locations, although it also thrives in full sun. This is a naturally narrow plant, so it is good for small spaces. It has evergreen needles and bright red fruits. Hicks Yew is hardy to USDA Zones 5-8.
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Little Simon
Little Simon Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis ‘Little Simon’) is a dwarf selection of Emerald Green that only reaches 3-4’ tall. It is a great boxwood substitute for colder regions and blight-susceptible areas. It grows best in full sun and is hardy in USDA Zones 3-8.
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Teton Firethorn
Teton Firethorn (Pyracantha ‘Teton’) is an evergreen hedge that boasts billows of white flowers in spring, followed by bright orange fruits that feed birds through winter. Sharp thorns keep deer away. It grows well in full sun to shade and is hardy in USDA Zones 6-9.
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Sizes
Our hedges come in multiple, convenient sizes. Learn about which hedge size option will work best for your project, from our 18-24” tall MiniHedge to our 5-6’ tall InstantHedge. See detailed dimensions for all of our different hedge sizes, including root balls.
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Containers
You have multiple options for the kind of container in which your InstantHedge is shipped. Learn about our standard Biodegradable Cardboard Boxes, as well as the fabric bag and cedar box options. This page will lead you to the best choice for your project.
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Installation
InstantHedge is a unique product and the planting process is very unlike installing a traditional hedge. This page takes you step by step through the easy process of how to plant an InstantHedge. No doubt about it, it’s the fastest way to plant a hedge.
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Arrowwood Viburnum Hedge

viburnum dentatum

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Arrowwood Viburnum (Viburnum dentatum) is a rounded deciduous shrub typically matures between 6 and 10 feet tall and wide, making it an ideal plant for hedging. Under optimum growing conditions, the viburnum arrowwood shrubs can reach a height of 15 feet, so it could potentially be pruned into an effective privacy screen as well.
Viburnum dentatum Arrowwood Spring Flower Hedge Pollinators Bee Butterfly May 2019 (1)

Arrowwood Viburnum hedges flowering in spring.

Viburnum dentatum Arrowwood Spring Flower Hedge Pollinators Bee Butterfly May 2019 (3)

Arrowwood Viburnum is native to the US, extremely cold-hardy, deer-resistant, and pollinator-friendly.

Viburnum dentatum Arrowwood Spring Flower Hedge Pollinators Bee Butterfly May 2019 (4)

Arrowwood Viburnum (Viburnum dentatum) has lovely white flowers in May and June.

Viburnum dentatum Arrowwood Spring Flower Hedge Pollinators Bee Butterfly May 2019 (6)

Bees and other pollinators are abundant on Arrowwood Viburnum's spring flowers.

Viburnum dentatum Arrowwood Spring Flower Hedge Pollinators Bee Butterfly May 2019 (7)

Arrowwood Viburnum (Viburnum dentatum) has white flowers in spring that attract honeybees.

Viburnum dentatum Arrowwood Spring Flower Hedge Pollinators Bee Butterfly May 2019 (8)

Abundant white flowers in spring draw butterflies and other pollinators to Arrowwood Viburnum.

Viburnum dentatum Arrowwood Spring Flower Hedge Pollinators Bee Butterfly May 2019 (10)

Planting flowering hedges like Arrowwood Viburnum is a great way to attract pollinators to a garden

Viburnum dentatum Arrowwood Spring Flower Hedge Pollinators Bee Butterfly May 2019 (11)

Arrowwood Viburnum is covered in pollinator-friendly white flowers in May and June

Viburnum dentatum Arrowwood Spring Flower Hedge Pollinators Bee Butterfly May 2019 (12)

Arrowwood Viburnum is a great hedge for pollinators like butterflies and honeybees

Viburnum dentatum Arrowwood Spring Flower Hedge Pollinators Bee Butterfly May 2019 (14)

Butterflies love the Arrowwood Viburnum's white flowers in spring

ARROWWOOD VIBURNUM QUICK GUIDE

Arrowwood Viburnum: The growing region of Viburnum Dentatum is zone 2-8.
  • Native to the United States
  • Deer resistant
  • Attracts pollinators like honeybees and butterflies with white flowers in spring

VIBURNUM DENTATUM DETAILS

In late spring, the Arrowwood Viburnum produces non-fragrant white flowers, which give way to blue-black, berry-like drupes which attract birds and other wildlife. An extremely handsome, Viburnum dentatum has bright green leaves with slightly serrated margins. Fall colors range from yellow to orange and red. Arrowwood Viburnum is native to North America and is widespread throughout many of the eastern states. The plant’s common name i.e. Arrowwood Viburnum comes from the fact that Native Americans used the straight stems of the species for arrow shafts.
Deer Resistance: YES
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Sunset Heat Zones: 5 - 9 and 14 - 24
USDA Hardiness Zones: 2 - 8
Watering Requirements: Moderate
Growth Rate: Moderate
Mature Size: Up to 10’ height and 10’ width
Sun/Shade: Partial Shade to Full Sun
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Pest/Disease Issues:
No serious pest or disease problems

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