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Autumn Jazz Viburnum

Viburnum dentatum 'Ralph Senior'

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Autumn Jazz Viburnum (Viburnum dentatum 'Ralph Senior') at Sargent's Gardens

Autumn Jazz Viburnum fruit

Autumn Jazz Viburnum fruit

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Autumn Jazz Viburnum (Viburnum dentatum 'Ralph Senior') at Sargent's Gardens

Autumn Jazz Viburnum in fall

Autumn Jazz Viburnum in fall

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Autumn Jazz Viburnum (Viburnum dentatum 'Ralph Senior') at Sargent's Gardens

Autumn Jazz Viburnum flowers

Autumn Jazz Viburnum flowers

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Height:  8 feet

Spread:  10 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3b

Other Names:  Arrowwood

Description:

An attractive garden shrub featuring showy flat-topped clusters of creamy white flowers in late spring followed by bluish-black berries, attractive to birds, excellent fall color; an upright spreading shrub, rugged and adaptable, ideal as a natural hedge

Ornamental Features

Autumn Jazz Viburnum is bathed in stunning creamy white flat-top flowers at the ends of the branches in late spring. The navy blue fruits are held in abundance in spectacular clusters from early to late fall. It has forest green foliage throughout the season. The serrated oval leaves turn an outstanding yellow in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

Autumn Jazz Viburnum is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Autumn Jazz Viburnum is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Autumn Jazz Viburnum will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Fall Color  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features