Hobblebush Viburnum alnifolium
Honeysuckle Caprifoliaceae family

Leaves broadly egg-shaped or rounded. 8-10" Rusty and hairy leaves that become less hairy with age. These leaves turn mauve colored in foliage.

Flowers/Fruit: White to pink flowers grow in clusters at the ends of the twig. Outer flowers large and showy, 1" wide, with smaller flowers beneath. Red to purple fruit from Aug-Sept.

Form/Habitat: Bottomlands or wet woods. Height to 10' flowers April-June.

Winter Identification: Naked, "bunny-ear shaped" flower buds are naked and tan colored.

NWI Status: FAC

Text by Thad Soule for CES301.

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