Arrowwood is a native deciduous shrub that may grow 5 to 10 feet in height. Southern arrowwood's ornamental features include white, flat-topped flowers in late spring, ink-blue fruits in September, and wine-red fall color. White lacecap flowers line branches, hovering above the leaves for a tiered effect. It is a relatively new pest to the Chicago region. The plant displays a moderate to fast growth rate. It is native to much of the eastern USA and can be found in NC in the Piedmont and mountain areas. A native shrub grown for its creamy white blooms and dark green leaves, Arrowwood viburnum is a tough, durable and adaptable landscape plant. Viburnum plicatum tomentosum: Doublefile Viburnum. Viburnum leaf beetle has been known in some eastern states since the early 1990’s. The native shrub makes a great screen, informal hedge, and is useful in groupings and masses, or as filler in the border. Blooms in May. 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