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RUSTY BLACKHAW
Viburnum rufidulum

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Photo Locations: Dallas Arboretum - Dallas, TX, The Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL, Red Butte Garden - Salt Lake City, UT, San Antonio Botanic Garden - San Antonio, TX and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Branches don't droop and resist breakage. Gorgeous red to purple leaves are displayed in the fall.

Native to Southeastern North America.

Family: Caprifoliaceae

Additional Common Names

RUSTY BLACKHAW, SOUTHERN BLACKHAW

Tree Characteristics

Vase Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 20 - 25 feet.

Width: 20 - 25 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.

Leaves Elliptic, Green, Red or Purple, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. White. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Persistent, Blue Drupe, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Spring or Summer.

Bark Gray to Brown, Rough.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun to Full Shade.

Well Drained Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Aphids, Leaf Spot, Tip Blight and Powdery Mildew.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Biogenic Emissions considered Low.

Attracts Birds.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen, Buffer Strip, Container or Street Tree.

Hedged.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Viburnum rufidulum Tree Record." 1995-2018. Jun 23, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/viburnum-rufidulum >

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