​Rusty Black Haw - A Viburnum Species With Low Maintence

​Rusty Black Haw - A Viburnum Species With Low Maintence

Posted by Tammy Sons on 4th Dec 2017

Rusty Black Haw, a plant indigenous to Eastern to Central Texas, can be found mostly outlying wooded areas and along streams. It tends to grow differently depending on the environment. Rusty Black Haw can become to be a shrub averaging about 10 feet, or even a small 30-foot tree. Though the plant tends to increase in brush areas, it is most visually appealing when growing entirely in the sun. When it blooms, it has glossy bright green leave and clusters of flowers. In the spring, these flowers are white, but in the fall, it grows a blue fruit. Sometimes, the leaves also tend to change to a more pink or purple shade in the fall as well. When growing in a more shaded, moist area, Rusty Black Haw tends to be found as just a single tree with maybe a few growing in the near field. In a city with less rainfall, though, it can be found in groves of up to about 100 plants.

Make Your Insecticides or Pest Repellents

Making your insecticides or pest repellents for your garden is more organic and at the same time, saves you more money. In a plastic spray bottle, add three to four drops of liquid soap and fill it up with water. This home-made pest repellent can help eradicate various bugs, white cabbage caterpillars, black fly, and greenfly. Use it on the affected garden plants until the pests are gone. Just make sure to keep the spray bottle away for children’s reach and make sure to label it properly.

Zones- 5

Mature Height- 30 feet

Mature Width- 35 feet

Sunlight- Full of Partial

Soil conditions- Adaptable

Botanical Name- Caprifoliaceae

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