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Viburnum cassinoides is often confused with:
Viburnum nudum Viburnum nudum
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Viburnum rafinesqueanum Leaves
Viburnum nudum Viburnum nudum
Viburnum rufidulum Viburnum rufidulum's leaves in the summer in Moore County

Viburnum cassinoides

Phonetic Spelling
vih-BUR-num kass-ih-NOY-deez
Description

Blue Haw Viburnum is a native shrub with a dense rounded habit and arching stems. The spring blooms are a showy creamy white cymes, the fall color is variable and showy and the berries change colors throughout the fall into winter for additional interest. It is more tolerant of wet soils than some viburnums and its preference is for moist loams with good drainage but is adaptable to a variety of soils including bogs. 

Habitat: Bogs, moist forests, high elevation forests and outcrops

 

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sun#showy flowers#deciduous#fall color#birds#songbirds#white flowers#shrub#wildlife plant#pond margins#moist soil#deer resistant#part shade#native garden#bogs#food source summer#song birds#food source fall#food source herbage#food source nectar#food source pollen#food source soft-mast fruit
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Viburnum
    Species:
    cassinoides
    Family:
    Viburnaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern North America
    Distribution:
    AL , CT , DC , DE , GA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV
    Wildlife Value:
    Birds and mammals are attracted to the berries. Mildly resistant to deer.
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Heat, drought, and soil compaction tolerant.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 5 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 5 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Dense
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Blue
    Green
    Pink
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Drupe
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Small green fruit turns iridescent pink to red then blue and black. On display from August to October.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Trumpet
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Creamy white flowers with yellow stamens from May to June on 2 to 5 in. flat-topped cyme. Individual flowers are 1/4 inch wide.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Orange
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Orange
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Crenate
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are dull dark green and 1.5 to 3.5 inches long. New growth is bronze to purple-tinged. Fall color is crimson, purple or orange-red.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Dark Gray
    Bark Description:
    Smooth, gray-brown bark dotted with lenticels.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Stems are brown and rough.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Pond
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Native Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Rain Garden
    Water Garden
    Design Feature:
    Hedge
    Mass Planting
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Small Mammals
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Wet Soil