Viburnum – Identified as Blueberry

Q: I have five, three-year-old blueberries bushes. They have lots of tiny blueberries but have not matured into plump, juicy fruit.

When they did this last year I thought they were just immature plants. This year I am concerned. There are at least two varieties but I don’t know the names.

I want juicy blueberries next year.

A: In order to get blueberries, you have to have a blueberry plant.

Yours, unfortunately, is a viburnum.

Theresa Schrum reports: “This looks just like the ‘Emerald Luster’ viburnum that I grew in my Atlanta landscape. I’m guessing there was a labeling mishap at the nursery.”

I know you are disappointed but look at it this way: you’ve made a great habitat for birds. Buy some binoculars and enjoy watching them attack the berries.

Emerald Luster viburnum

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