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Viburnum rufidulum

Native Plants

Rusty Black Haw

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Rusty black haw is a small upright tree that will bring year-round interest to your garden. It blooms in mid to late spring with creamy-white flower clusters borne on the branch tips. Viburnum rufidulum develops thick shiny leaves that remain lustrous all season long, growing to a height of 10-20’. It grows best in partial shade with average to dry soils. In autumn, rusty black haw develops attractive reddish-purple fall color and bluish-black fruits. It is a marvelous specimen plant for the natural garden with its blocky, dogwood-like bark and combines well with Callicarpa amerciana, Lindera benzoin, Ilex verticillata, Viburnum acerifolium, Pachysandra procumbens, and Hydrangea quercifolia.

More Details

  • Plant Type
    shrub, tree 
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    filtered-shade, full-sun, partial-shade 
  • Foliage Character
  • Soil Moisture
    average, dry, moist 
  • Flowering Period
    late-spring, mid-spring
  • Soil PH
  • Flower Color
  • Summer Foliage Color
  • Fall Foliage Color
    purple, red 
  • Fruit/Seed Color

Additional Information

USDA Plants Database