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Viburnum, Blackhaw Viburnum prunifolium

Blackhaw Viburnum - Viburnum prunifolium
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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 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
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.
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