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Possum-haw Viburnum, Possum-haw, Withe-rod, Smooth Withe-rod, Naked Withe-rod, Bilberry, Nanny-berry, Swamp-haw Viburnum
Viburnum nudum


Possumhaw viburnum enjoys wet, mucky soil and grows near streams and in damp forests and acid bogs of the East Texas Pineywoods, east to Florida and north to New England. It is an erect and spreading plant, having lustrous leaves and white flowers in spring. Its blue-black fruit are eaten by a number of birds.

Plant Habit or Use: medium shrub
large shrub
small tree

Exposure: partial sun

Flower Color: white

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: blue - black drupe

Height: 8 to 16 feet

Width: 5 feet

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: high

Water Requirements:

Soil Requirements: acid

USDA Hardiness Zone: 6

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