Common Name: rusty blackhaw
Scientific Name: Viburnum rufidulum
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 68 in.
Height: 28 ft.
Crown: 38 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2016
Last Measured by: Charlie Knoeller
Date First Measured: 1986
Comments: Declared national co-champion in 2020 with a tree in Texas. It was originally nominated as Viburnum prunifolium in 1986. It was identified as V. rufidulum by Byron Carmean in 2009 and confirmed by John Townsend and Gary Fleming of the Virginia Natural Heritage program. Healthy for its age, but showing signs of decay. Trunk circumference measured 9" above ground line due to fork in trunk.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Westmoreland
Land Owner: National Park Service
GPS Coordinates: 38.185758, -76.916092
Directions: Located on the grounds of the George Washington Birthplace National Monument. Tree is located about 40' from the east side of the memorial house next to the garden.
Owner Address: 1732 Popes Creek Road
Colonial Beach, VA 22443
Owner Phone: 804-224-1732
Contact Name: Charlie Knoeller
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Address: P.O. Box 759
Tappahannock, VA 22560
Original Nominator(s): Richard Salzer