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Blackhaw
Scientific Name: Viburnum prunifolium L.
Synonym:
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Blackhaw (Viburnum  prunifolium)
Viburnum prunifolium, Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 3: 273.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 1-9,14-21
USDA: 3-9

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Eastern and east-central North America

Growth Habits: Deciduous, large shrub or occasionally small tree, 12 to 15 feet tall (3.6-4.5 m), or more as a tree, 6 to 12 feet wide (1.8-3.6 m);dark brown, scaly bark; opposite, broadly elliptical, very finely serrate, dull green leaves, 1.4 to 3.6 inches long (3.5-9 cm), 1 to 2 inches wide (2.5-5 cm), reddish petiole without wavy margins

Watering Needs: Low to regular water use, drought tolerant

Propagation: Seed, cuttings, suckers


Prune after the blackhaw has finished blooming. Pruning in the fall will reduce the blossom the following year.

Blackhaw (Viburnum  prunifolium)

Blackhaw (Viburnum  prunifolium)

Blooming Habits:
Non fragrant, white flowers, up to 0.25 inch wide (6 mm), in flat topped clusters, 2 to 4 inches wide (5-10 cm), in spring (April to May).

Fruiting Habits:
Edible pink elliptical drupes, 0.25 inch long (6 mm), maturing to blue-black with a whitish bloom, in the fall (September to October).


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