Blackhaw Viburnum, viburnum prunifolium, is an attractive, slow-growing, rounded shrub or small tree with glossy dark green foliage that turns to a shiny red in fall. It displays clusters of white flowers in May, followed by small, pink, changing to black, edible berries.
It requires full sun to full shade and prefers moist, well-drained soils of average fertility in full sun. It is adaptable to poor soils, compacted soils, soils of various pH, permanently moist soils, dry soils, moderate heat, drought, and pollution.
Blackhaw is multitrunked, has a densely twiggy upright growth habit in youth, but quickly becomes rounded and sprawling with age, growing 12-15 feet in height and 8-12 feet wide.
It can be used as an informal hedge, a deciduous screen, border, large foundation, woodland edge, embankment, or a naturalizing shrub for group or mass plantings. Viburnum are one of the most outstanding group of shrubs for use in the landscape planting because they are hardy and resistant to serious pests.
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Viburnum prunifolium|
|Mature Height||to 10 feet|
|Mature Spread||to 8 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|