The Arrowwood is a native to the eastern U.S. It is shown to be hardy in the zones from 3-7 and has a medium to fast growth rate depending on controlling grasses around a newly planted plant. Plants grow about 12 ft tall and about the same for width, but some are much larger if they have the room to grow. It's a dense, rounded shrub in youth, and lives a long time and looks good during this time.
They have a nice white flower in the spring and a blue berry in the fall that is quickly eaten by the birds. Plants do not sucker from the roots. Plant 20 ft from windbreak or shelterbelt trees. Fall color can be a nice red or none at all, every year seems to be different. We like the Arrowwood with space restrictions. We recommend planting 8-10 ft between plants in a row for best results, and 20 ft from any evergreen row.