Native Plant Database

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Rusty Blackhaw

Viburnum rufidulum
Plant Type: Shrubs
Native Environment: Forest
Season of Interest: Early (Feb - Apr), Mid (May - June)
Main Color: White
Fall Color:

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Sun Exposure 
Full Sun, Medium Sun/Average Shade
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate
Nature Attracting
Butterfly, Pollinators/Beneficial Insects, Songbirds
Wildlife Benefit
Butterfly / Moth Nectar, Food/Birds, Food/Pollinators, Food/Small Animals, Nesting
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

10 to
20
feet

Spread:

10 to
15
feet
Size
Height: 10 to
20
feet
Spread: 10 to
15
feet
Size
Height: 10 to
20
feet
Spread: 10 to
15
feet
Typical Landscape Use
Use in a mixed border, a shrub border or as an understory plant in a woodland garden. Naturalize in a hedgerow.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Plant in full sun or light shade. Will grow in rocky or dry soil as well as moist soil.
Special Features
Special Usage
Salt Tolerant
Basic Description

A deciduous shrub with glossy green, leathery leaves, which can be grown as a shrub or pruned as a small tree. Showy flat clusters of white flowers adorn the plant March-June. Drooping clusters of of blue-black fruit with red stems form in September. Many types of birds and mammals eat the fruit. Leaves turn rich burgundy in fall.

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