Viburnum prunifolium

Blackhaw Viburnum

Evergreen or deciduous, these popular shrubs are prized as flowering, fruiting and foliage plants that adapt to various climates and conditions. Some plants have showy or fragrant flower, others bloom in winter, or offer fall color. Ornamental berries come in shades of red, black and blue, and attract birds. Protect from direct sun where summers are long, hot and dry. Water regularly during growing/blooming season, less at other times. Mulch to keep roots cool and moist. Prune to keep plants in shape. Watch the evergreens for spider mites, scale, aphids and thrips.
Viburnum prunifolium, Blackhaw Viburnum
Its blue-black fruits have been used in preserves since colonial times. Excellent barrier, screen or small tree. Popular in the North, used instead of Hawthorns. More resistant to pests. Red fall color.

Attributes - Viburnum prunifolium

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Mid Summer

Flower Color: White

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 10 ft. to 15 ft.

Width: 15 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Alkaline Soil. Edible. Susceptible to Aphids, Black Spot, Powdery Mildew, Scales, Spider Mites, Thrips.

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