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