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Viburnum prunifolium

Common Name(s):
Black haw, Blackhaw viburnum, Plum leaf viburnum
Categories:
Native Plants, Shrubs, Trees
Comment:

Red to maroon fall foliage; stiff branches and twiggy growth; best flower and fruit with half day sun; attracts birds; drought tolerant; best flower and fruit with half day sun; attracts birds; easy to transplant. This plant is mildly resistant to damage by deer.

Height:
12-15 ft.
Foliage:
Opposite, simple, dull to lustrous dark green leaves; 1.5 to 3.5 in. long
Flower:
White flowers in 2 to 4 in. clusters in early spring; large yellowish fruit turns blue black in fall; creamy white flowers on 2 to 4" cyme; 0.5" pinkish rose edible drupe that turns bluish black
Zones:
3-9
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; moist, well drained soil; does well in dry sites
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Stiff branches and twiggy growth; rounded head; multistemmed
Exposure:
Sun to partial shade; moist, well drained soil; does well in dry site
Fruit:
White clusters in early spring; large yellowish fruit turns blue black in fall
Width:
8-12 ft.
Growth Rate:
Slow to moderate
Leaf:
1.5 to 3.5 in. opposite, simple leaves; red to maroon fall foliage
Tags:
deciduous, deer resistant

NCCES plant id: 571

Viburnum prunifolium Viburnum prunifolium
Suzanne Caldwell, CC BY-NC - 4.0
Viburnum prunifolium Viburnum prunifolium
Fritz Flohr Reynolds, CC BY-SA - 4.0
Viburnum prunifolium Viburnum prunifolium
Cranbrook Science, CC BY - 4.0