Blackhaw Viburnum (Viburnum prunifolium) in the Viburnums Database

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Viburnum prunifolium Accepted
Viburnum ferrugineum Synonym
Viburnum prunifolium var. bushii Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 15 - 20 feet (4.5 - 6 m)
Plant Spread: 12 - 15 feet (3.5 - 4.5 m)
Leaves: Good fall color
Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: Red maturing to black
Fruiting Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Flowering Tree
Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Stratify seeds
Sow in situ
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Layering
Division
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Monoecious
Goes Dormant

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Dec 25, 2017 1:20 PM

Blackhaw Vibrunum can be a shrub-tree about 15 to 20 feet high or a small tree of 20 to 35 feet high. Its native range is from southeast New York & Connecticut down to central Alabama to northern Arkansas & most of Missouri, Illinois-Indiana-Ohio and southern Michigan through most of Pennsylvania & New Jersey back to beginning, in upland sites. It is very similar to the Nannyberry Viburnum, but is a larger plant with smaller, more rounded leaves usually about 2 inches long, and smaller gray naked pointed buds, and it has sharp spur branchlets that hurt when bumped into, thus called a "haw" or Black Hawthorn. It is a handsome, good quality small tree that is sold by larger, diverse nurseries and native plant nurseries, and is used occasionally by landscape designers in parks, campuses, public properties, office parks, and such. I've seen it growing wild in various locations in southeast Pennsylvania usually near woods. It grows about 1.5 feet/year and lives about 60 to 100 years. Its root system is shallow and fibrous and it is easy to transplant.

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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Mar 12, 2012 1:56 PM

Honey bees get nectar from this plant.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Shrub ID Needed by quercusnut Apr 28, 2018 4:53 PM 4
large bush by pdermer1x Apr 19, 2018 12:56 PM 3
Black Haw by Bloombuddie Oct 18, 2017 6:43 PM 2
tree/large shrub ID please by Muddy1 Aug 4, 2017 8:53 PM 8
ID request by GordonHawk May 24, 2017 6:06 PM 2
Which shrub is this? by greeninfrastructure May 20, 2017 7:39 AM 2
Fruit Trees growing on the Jersey Shore by matthewdurkinjr Oct 9, 2016 2:16 PM 13
Small tree/ bush by gardengus May 8, 2016 7:45 AM 6
Yardening in the Mid-Atlantic by Eric4home Jun 23, 2018 7:35 AM 2,461
Mystery Shrub by TBGDN Jan 16, 2016 6:59 PM 17

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