Viburnum dilatatum 'Erie' Caprifoliaceae
Erie Linden Viburnum, Eire Linden Arrowwood vi-BER-num dil-uh-TAY-tum
- Broadleaf deciduous shrub, upright, 6.5 ft tall and 11 ft wide (2 × 3.3 m). Leaves medium green, variable in size and shape.
Fall colors are yellow, orange and red. Prolific fruit producer. Fruit ripens in late summer,
at first orange-red, then turning coral with first frost, and intensifies with additional few heavy frosts.
- Sun or partial shade, adapts to many soil types.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 5 A seedling selection made by
Donald Egolf from seed collected in Japan. It was named, registered, and released in 1971 by the
U.S. National Arboretum.
- Caution: this species is considered invasive in some east coast states.
- dilatatum: spread out, expanded.