Rusty Blackhaw
Viburnum rufidulum

Family: Adoxaceae (a-dox-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Viburnum (vy-BUR-num) (Info)
Species: rufidulum (roo-FEE-duh-lum) (Info)

Category:

Trees

Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Morrilton, Arkansas

Pensacola, Florida

Tampa, Florida

Benton, Kentucky

Clermont, Kentucky

Frankfort, Kentucky

Georgetown, Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Nicholasville, Kentucky

Versailles, Kentucky

Jennings, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana

Madison, Mississippi

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Rock Hill, South Carolina

Dickson, Tennessee

Arlington, Texas

Austin, Texas (2 reports)

Dallas, Texas

De Leon, Texas

Flint, Texas

Mc Kinney, Texas

Rowlett, Texas

Weatherford, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 30, 2006, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Rusty Blackhaw Viburnum rufidulum is native to Texas and other States.

Positive

On Nov 12, 2004, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

A large Southern shrub or small tree.Height 6' to 18' and leaves about 4" long.The small blackish fruits appear in Sept-Oct and are eaten by foxes, quail and songbirds.

This tree is common along the fencerows of the South, as the seeds are deposited there by the birds who eat the fruit.

The fruits can also be eaten by humans, but rarely are.