Blackhaw Viburnum

Viburnum prunifolium

Photo/Illustration: 
Bill Johnson
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Blackhaw Viburnum (Viburnum prunifolium)
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Genus:  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.

Overview

Height
10 ft. to 15 ft.
Spread
6 ft. to 10 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Birds,
Attracts Butterflies,
Native,
Showy Fall Foliage,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Fruit
Bloom Time
Late Spring
Flower Color
White Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Hedge,
Screening,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point
Style
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Shrubs

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