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Fireworks Viburnum

Viburnum dentatum 'Firzam'

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Fireworks Viburnum (Viburnum dentatum 'Firzam') at Peck's Green Thumb Nursery

Fireworks Viburnum flowers

Fireworks Viburnum flowers

(Photo courtesy of Lake County Nursery)

Fireworks Viburnum (Viburnum dentatum 'Firzam') at Peck's Green Thumb Nursery

Fireworks Viburnum in bloom

Fireworks Viburnum in bloom

(Photo courtesy of Lake County Nursery)

Height:  7 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Other Names:  Arrowwood

Description:

A more compact, columnar variety with showy flat-topped clusters of creamy white flowers in spring followed by masses of bluish-black berries; lustrous leaves turn a ruby-red fall color; rugged and adaptable, ideal for the garden or as a natural hedge

Ornamental Features

Fireworks Viburnum is covered in stunning creamy white flat-top flowers at the ends of the branches in late spring. The royal 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 ruby-red in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

Fireworks Viburnum is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. 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.

Fireworks Viburnum is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Fireworks Viburnum will grow to be about 7 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot 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

This Plant Finder tool is an online catalog representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for availability. It does not include our entire inventory of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.