As with most viburnums, the blackhaw variety adds nice color and interest to a landscape throughout the seasons. In the spring, creamy white flowers gather in flat-topped clusters. Edible, berry-like drupes appear after the blooms, beginning pinkish or rose-colored and turning bluish-black at maturity. And the impressive dark green foliage develops showy hues of purple and rich red-burgundy in the fall.
This viburnum can also be trained as a small tree instead of a multi-stemmed shrub if desired.