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Viburnum prunifolium (Blackhaw Viburnum)

Viburnum prunifolium Photo/Illustration: Bill Johnson


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Viburnum prunifolium vy-BURN-um prew-nih-FOE-lee-um Common Name: Blackhaw Viburnum 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.
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, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Shrubs,Trees

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