Viburnum dentatum 'Island Treasure'

Southern Arrowwood

Plant Type:

DECIDUOUS SHRUBS

Viburnum dentatum 'Island Treasure' - All dark green leaves are splashed and irregularly streaked with golden yellow on this selection of Southern Arrowwood. Typical domes of densely-packed florets in cyme formation dot the shrub in spring. These metamorphose into domed clusters of dark blue fruit in the late season garden. Protect from glaring afternoon sun... the pretty variegated leaves on this upright rounded shrub will provide gentle contrast to other garden denizens, especially effective in part shade. Fruits are relished by birds... well, of course! It's a Viburnum. 'Island Treasure' is a Broken Arrow Nursery introduction. Plant in fertile ground in mostly to partly sunny exposure. Established potted variegated Southern Arrowwood, cutting grown.


Height:

5-6 ft

Spread:

5-6 ft

Colors:

White

Zone:

(3)4 to 8
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Characteristics and Attributes for Viburnum dentatum 'Island Treasure'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads

Nature Attraction

  • Honey Bees & Native Bees
  • Butterflies
  • Songbirds

Light

  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Mostly Sunny

Attributes

  • Wildlife Garden
  • Border
  • Fruiting
  • Shrub Border

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Soil

  • Fertile
  • Draining

Origins

  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown

Genus Overview: Viburnum

Common Name: Viburnum

Viburnum. This genus is full of fantastic, multi-season garden worthy shrubs. Garden heroes. Spring flowers, often large and showy, many with heady sweet fragrance are arranged in cymes. Some smell of musk (Viburnum dilatatum) while others produce no fragrance at all. Flowers are followed with berries. If late season and autumn berries are desired then planting two of a species will ensure fruit set; for instance, Viburnum dilatatum 'Erie' and V. dilatatum 'Michael Dodge' will pollinate each other and produce fruit. Viburnum cassinoides is closely allied with V. nudum; but if the flowering times do not overlap then there will be no fruit. However, if you plant V. nudum 'Winterthur' in proximity with V. nudum var. angustifolium, 'Longwood', 'Moonshine' or 'Pink Beauty' berries will abound. Another interesting example is V. lantana which crosses with V. burejaeticum and vice versa. Any V. plicatum selection such as 'Shasta' will pollinate with all other V. plicatum selections. But if you were to plant two 'Shasta' side by side with no other V. plicatum in near proximity then your effort will be fruitless. As with almost all in the universe of plants there are exceptions. There is one viburnum which appears to be self-fruitful, Viburnum setigerum the Tea Viburnum. And on the other spectrum are two I can think of off-hand that are barren, Viburnum plicatum 'Roseum' and Viburnum plicatum 'Kern's Pink'. Oftentimes, the dwarf viburnums reamin in a juvenile state and do not produce fruit. All Viburnum of any size that do produce fruit are magnificent in the late season garden. And they feed all manner of birds. Larger, denser shrubs provide cover and nesting opportunities. Nearly all Viburnum have terrific autumn foliage colors, too. Viburnums are members of Caprifoliaceae. All prefer part to full sun and fertile soils. All are cutting grown. Many thanks to Gary Ladman of Classic Viburnums who generously set us straight regarding some of the details we had originally incorrectly lauded... ya can't know everything!