rusty blackhaw Caprifoliaceae Viburnum rufidulum Raf. Listen to the Latin symbol: VIRU Other Fact Sheets
Leaf: Opposite, simple, finely serrated, oval to obovate, 1 to 3 inches long; petiole pinkish with a rusty pubescence and slightly winged; leaves shiny above, rusty hairy below.
Flower: Flat topped clusters of small, white flowers, with 5 petals and yellow anthers; clusters 2 to 4 inches across, appear in early spring.
Fruit: Blue-black drupes, 1/4 inch long, waxy bloom, in hanging clusters, maturing in late summer.
Twig: Slender, grayish to reddish brown, with numerous opposite short side branches; valvate buds are rusty in color, finely pubescent.
Bark: Grayish brown, developing a fine blocky pattern.
Form: A large shrub or small tree to 20 feet, trunk dividing near the ground and arching.

Looks like: blackhaw - possumhaw viburnum - nannyberry - arrowwood
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Additional Range Information:
Viburnum rufidulum is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting rusty blackhaw.
External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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