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Raspberry Tart Viburnum

Viburnum dentatum 'Rastzam'

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Raspberry Tart Viburnum (Viburnum dentatum 'Rastzam') at Tagawa Gardens

Raspberry Tart Viburnum fruit

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Raspberry Tart Viburnum (Viburnum dentatum 'Rastzam') at Tagawa Gardens

Raspberry Tart Viburnum flowers

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Raspberry Tart Viburnum (Viburnum dentatum 'Rastzam') at Tagawa Gardens

Raspberry Tart Viburnum in bloom

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Height:  5 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Other Names:  Arrowwood


A striking, compact dwarf variety with showy flat-topped clusters of creamy white flowers in spring followed by masses of bluish-black berries; lustrous leaves turn a bright raspberry red fall color, rugged and adaptable

Ornamental Features

Raspberry Tart Viburnum is covered in stunning creamy white flat-top flowers at the ends of the branches in late spring. It has attractive light green deciduous foliage which emerges salmon in spring. The serrated oval leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding crimson in the fall. The royal blue fruits are held in abundance in spectacular clusters from early to late fall.

Landscape Attributes

Raspberry Tart Viburnum is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. 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.

Raspberry Tart Viburnum is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Raspberry Tart Viburnum will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It has a low canopy, 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
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Flowers  Fruit  Foliage Color  Fall Color  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

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