Trees

Viburnum, Blackhaw Viburnum prunifolium

A large tree or multi-stemmed shrub with impressive dark green foliage in summer months changing in the autumn to a purple, rich red burgundy color which is quite showy. Pretty flowers are creamy white and bloom in early May. Flower blooms are followed by a droopy blue-black edible fruit. Grows 12'-15' high with and 8'-12' spread. Adapts to many soils. Does well in sun or shade. Very hardy and easy to grow.

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Zones 3 - 9
Zones 3 - 9

Hardiness Zones: Zones 3 - 9
The Blackhaw Viburnum can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. VIEW MAP

Flowering Tree
Flowering Tree

Type of tree:
The Blackhaw Viburnum falls into the following type(s): Flowering Trees, Shrubs

12' - 15' High
12' - 15' High

Mature Height:
The Blackhaw Viburnum grows to be 12' - 15' feet in height.

8' - 10' Spread
8' - 10' Spread

Mature Spread:
The Blackhaw Viburnum has a spread of about 8' - 10' at full maturity.

Slow to Medium Growth
Slow to Medium Growth

Growth Rate:
This tree grows at a slow to medium growth rate. [More about this.]

Full Sun
Full Sun

Sun:
This viburnum does well in full sun, partial shade.

Various Soils
Various Soils

Soil:
The Blackhaw Viburnum grows in acidic, alkaline, drought tolerant, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam, well drained, wide range soils.

Irregular Shape
Irregular Shape

Shape:
This viburnum has irregular, rounded shape.

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Attributes:
Our Blackhaw Viburnum seedlings are grown from seeds or cuttings.

Description:
A large tree or multi-stemmed shrub with impressive dark green foliage in summer months changing in the autumn to a purple, rich red burgundy color which is quite showy. Pretty flowers are creamy white and bloom in early May. Flower blooms are followed by a droopy blue-black edible fruit. Grows 12'-15' high with and 8'-12' spread. Adapts to many soils. Does well in sun or shade. Very hardy and easy to grow.

Leaves:
Dark green foliage in summer months; purple and rich red-burgundy in aututmn.

Flower Color:
White