Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Rusty Blackhaw

Viburnum rufidulum
Plant Type: Shrubs
Native Environment: Forest
Season of Interest:
Main Color: White
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
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
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 April-May. 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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