- Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 5 - 6 Feet
- Mature Spread 5 - 6 Feet
- Growing Zones 4 - 8
Blue Blaze Viburnum (Viburnum dentatum ‘Blubzam’) offers year-round beauty. The attractive, gunmetal-green foliage turns into beautiful reddish-purple leaves in the fall. Its prolific blue berries attract birds and are an excellent food source for a variety of wildlife. Blue Blaze is a more compact Arrowwood variety, with height and spread reaching 4-6 feet.
Masses of cheery, white blooms provide a great source of nectar for native bees and butterflies from May through early June, complementing its green foliage. The blooms are followed by an abundance of brilliant, dark-blue berries in fall. A bonus is that deer steer clear of Viburnums and don’t find them particularly tasty.
Blue Blaze Viburnum Care
As a general rule, planting your Blue Blaze Viburnum in full sun will produce the best blooms, berries, and the most vibrant fall colors. Viburnums are adaptable and can tolerate less-than-ideal growing conditions such as drought, salt, and pollutants, but ideally, they are happiest when planted in organically rich, well-draining soil that is kept moist during dry summer months. Try to focus on watering the plant's roots and avoid using directional overhead sprinklers to keep the leaves dry. Plant Blue Blaze Viburnum where there is protection from harsh winter winds and good air circulation to avoid any fungal diseases.
During the first year, newly planted shrubs should be watered deeply and regularly, particularly during the hot summer months to establish a strong and healthy root system. A general-purpose fertilizer can be added to the soil in the spring before new growth appears.
Blue Blaze Viburnum Spacing
You can plant Blue Blaze Viburnum as an impressive hedge or as a single specimen in a mixed border. Space these shrubs approximately 6 feet apart to allow to allow adequate air circulation around each plant.
Blue Blaze Viburnum Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 5 - 6 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 5 - 6 Feet|
|Spacing: 5 - 6 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): White|
|Flower Description: Creamy White|
|Bloom Period: From May Into Early June|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Dark Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering|
|Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies|
|Uses: Borders, Hedges & Privacy, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance, Native to North America|
|Brand: American Beauties Native Plants|
|Common Name: Blue Blaze Viburnum|
|Other Name(s): Blue Blaze|
|Scientific Name: Viburnum dentatum 'Blue Blaze'|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
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