Rusty Blackhaw (Viburnum rufidulum)
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|shrubs/small trees|deciduous|height 15-20'|spread 8-10'|sun/part shade|Fall color|bird food|
Miss Claudia in bloom

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miss Claudia is a reliable bloomer- with plentiful bouquets of creamy white flowers in the spring.

 

Rusty Blackhaw (Viburnum rufidulum cult. Miss ClaudiaTM - 2009 introduction)

This beautiful shrub/small tree has quickly disappeared from the Hill Country due to unscrupulous plant rustlers. It is easy to see why it has attracted so much attention. Rusty Blackhaw is one of our most uncommon and attractive natives. It has glossy, rich green leaves and showy clusters of white flowers in the Spring. In the Fall, the tardily deciduous leaves turn gorgeous shades of red, yellow and orange. Loads of blue/black berries are a favorite treat of resident songbirds.

Ask us about Miss ClaudiaTM, our outstanding Rusty Backhaw Virburnum cultivar, named in honor of Lady Bird Johnson. These robust clones are from outstanding wild parent stock that Dan discovered and extensively tested for hardiness, growth habit, and resistance to pests. This is the finest Rusty Blackhaw selection available.

Rusty Blackhaw does well in sun or part shade locations but must have good drainage to thrive. It is deer-resistant but small plants need to be protected from curious browsers.


Rusty Blackhaw flowers
Berries are a favorite songbird treat
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