Black Haw Viburnum


Black Haw Viburnum

Viburnum prunifolium 12-15' x 8-12'

Creamy white 2–4" cymes bloom in early spring while leaves are still opening, attracting dozens of different pollinators. Lustrous green leaves, narrow-to-oval with pointed tips, turn to bronze-red in fall. Dark bluish-black ½" fruits with a waxy bloom form hanging clusters through fall, in a similar way to highbush cranberry. Long used as a food source, eaten raw or put away in preserves.

Rounded arching shrub stiffly branched, reminiscent of a wild hawthorn or crabapple. Suckering nature allows it to form a dense colony or hedge, but it can also be pruned as a nice specimen that can reach 20-30' in height.

Transplants easily and is adaptable to many soil types, moist to dry, sun to shade. Two or more plants are required for fruit. Appears to be disease and pest free. Native to eastern U.S. Z3. Maine Grown. (1-3' bare-root plants)

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The Viburnum genus encompasses more than 150 different species, which can range from dense shrubs lush with green foliage to more open and rangy small trees. Viburnums are prized for their multi-season interest, with blossom, berry and foliage varying by species. Flowers attract many butterflies and other early-season pollinators in spring. Ripening berries, some edible for humans, put on a show of color throughout the summer.

All the Viburnums we offer are important wildlife plants, native to eastern North America.

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