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Rusty Blackhaw Viburnum rufidulum

 

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Rusty Blackhaw
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Alternate name: Bluehaw, Rusty Nannyberry

Family: Caprifoliaceae, Honeysuckle view all from this family



Description This viburnum is a shrub or tree, usually growing to 18 ft. but sometimes taller. Glossy, dark-green, deciduous leaves turn a variety of warm hues in autumn. White flower heads, 4-6 in. wide, are followed by blue-black fruit.


Habitat Mountains, Canyons & valleys.


Range Texas, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Florida, Plains, Great Lakes.


Comments Slow-growing. Hard to propagate.


Exposure Preference Partial sun.


Flower May - June


Native Distribution Virginia to s. Ohio, s. Indiana, s. Illinois & Missouri, s., except in mts., to Florida & Texas


Site Preference Dry, rocky woods; thickets; stream banks


Soil Preference Dry soils.


Wildlife Value Fall berries attract birds


 

 

 

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