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Cultural Details for Viburnum prunifolium

Common Name:
Blackhaw Viburnum

Growth Rate:
Slow to medium

Average Mature Height:
12-15', can grow 20-30'

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
White, creamy look due to yellow stamens on 2-4" flat-topped heads

Fruit Details:
Oval, up to .5" long pinkish-rose; at maturity bluish-black

Fall Color:

Bark Details:

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
None serious

Native Habitat:
Zones 3-9

Other Features:
Fruits used for preserves since colonial days; interesting as small specimen tree

Culture and Care:
Transplants well to many soil types; sun or shade; does well in dry soil

This plant was blooming:
4/27/2007 - 5/2/2007

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
Bed 124

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.