Possumhaw viburnum, Possumhaw
Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)
A dense, 12-20 ft. shrub
with upright stems becoming arching with age. Flat-topped clusters of white flowers are followed by colorful summer fruit. Foliage is smoother and more lustrous than most viburnums and fall color is always good.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Autumn Foliage:
Red to blue, then black Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul
, DC Canada: NB
, PE Native Distribution: RI
& e. TX,
inland to KY Native Habitat:
Savannas; low, wet woods; bogs
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet , Moist
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
Soil Description: Adaptable but prefers wet, mucky, acid soils.
Conditions Comments: Flood, cold, insect and disease tolerant. Transplants well.
BenefitUse Wildlife: Songbirds, water birds, shorebirds, small mammals