Southern Arrowwood is a dense, 8-10-foot shrub native to Eastern U.S. It is composed of many upright, spreading, straight stems and bears typical-Viburnum 3-inch, flat-topped corymbs of small creamy white flowers followed in mid-summer by blue-black seeds which generously support a range of birds and other animals. It is so useful in the landscape because it is attractive to people and to critters, and is reliable, hardy and adaptable. It thrives in full sun or partial sun, tolerates acid to circumneutral soil pH as well as both flooding and relatively dry soil moisture conditions once established. Leaves are opposite and toothed (“dentatum”). Fall color is variable, often just yellows, but just as often, shades of orange and crimson. “They” say, the straight stems were once used as arrow shafts by native American Indians, hence the common name.