Plant ID forum: What kind of Viburnum?

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kevn
Jun 25, 2016 3:06 PM CST
Anyone know what kind of Viburnum this is? Has black berries and is orange in fall.

Taken on nov 8th (zone 5a):
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Taken in early spring, May 8th (zone 5a):
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Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
You can't have too many viburnums..
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ViburnumValley
Jun 25, 2016 8:19 PM CST
Yeah, darn - not a Viburnum.

That's an Aronia melanocarpa - Black Chokeberry.
John
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plantladylin
Jun 25, 2016 8:27 PM CST
Pretty! I agree, it looks like Black Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa)

More photos for comparison:
http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Aronia+melanoc...
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFind...
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Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
You can't have too many viburnums..
Region: United States of America Region: Kentucky Farmer Cat Lover Birds Bee Lover
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ViburnumValley
Jun 25, 2016 8:42 PM CST
Always look at leaves (or buds in dormant season) for orientation along the stem. This will steer you into the right category of plants to explore for identification (opposite versus alternate), AND it will sharpen your habit of observation and perception.

Viburnum as a genus will have opposite arrangement of simple leaves along its stems. This Aronia will have alternate arrangement of simple leaves.
John

kevn
Jun 25, 2016 9:14 PM CST
Great! Thanks for the help. No wonder I was unable to find a viburnum with black berries. Black Chockberry it is Smiling

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