Black Haw, Cowberry, Nanny Plum, Tea Plant, Wild Raisin, Sweet Viburnum, Sheepberry
Long-lived polycarpic perennial
Native to the Finger Lakes Region, Hudson Bay to Manit. South to GA and MS
Mundy Wildflower Garden, Coy Glen, Edwards Lake Cliffs Preserve, McDaniel Meadow, Woods, and Swamp, McLean Bogs, Eames Bog, Salt Road Fen, Purvis Road Wetlands Natural Area, Ringwood Ponds, South Hill Swamp
Source of plant
Bailey Nurseries, Donald Egolf, Robert Mower, Moses Nurseries, Weston Nurseries, Ruth Nix
Shrub or small tree with slender, finally arching branches, somewhat open at maturity, often suckering, reaching 15' to 18' in height, possibly to 30' with a variable spread, often 6' to 8' or more. Flowers white, borne in early to mid May in 3" to 8" diameter flat-topped cymes. Fruit a 1/2" long, bluish-black, bloomy drupe; color starts out green and in the coarse of maturation may show tinges of yellow, rose and pink before finally becoming bluish-black. Fall color not reliable, the leaves often dropping when still a poor green, but can turn purplish-red.
USDA Hardiness Zone