Mystery Flower

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Date Photo Taken: 04/16/2014
Location: Canton, Georgia
Posted By: Igiveup


Found this plant, which looks like a hydrangea, but it grows as a tree. Can you identify it for me?
Sharon Wade


  1. Mike Unregistered says:

    Possibly a type of Viburnum.

    Botanical Name: Viburnum prunifolium vy-BURN-um prew-nih-FOE-lee-umCommon Name: Blackhaw ViburnumGenus: Viburnum Blackhaw Viburnum is a large shrub or small tree with clusters of creamy white flowers followed by pink-rose berries, which birds love to eat. Its distinctive bronze-green foliage on reddish purple stems turns blue-black in the fall. Blackhaw grows to 12 to 15 feet high and 8 to12 feet wide. Noteworthy characteristics: U.S. native. Attracts birds. Low-maintenance. Edible fruit. Care: Provide full sun to partial shade in moist, but well-drained soil. Prune immediately after flowering. Problems: Nothing serious.

    April 23rd, 2014 at 1:02 am
  2. Sharon Wade Unregistered says:

    Thank you so much for clearing up this mystery!

    April 23rd, 2014 at 9:48 pm
  3. aday Apprentice says:

    shasta or summer snowflake viburnum

    April 24th, 2014 at 10:14 pm
  4. Sharon Wade Unregistered says:

    Thanks so much for your comments.

    I’ve received notice that it is definitely a viburnum – doublefile viburnum.

    April 25th, 2014 at 12:51 pm

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