Viburnum prunifolium

Common name: Blackhaw

Native plant

Blooms with white flowers in May, followed by the dark rose fruit that changes to blue-black in the fall. Birds relish the fruit. Blackhaw is one of the more shade-tolerant viburnums. The branches are perpendicular to the stem, unlike most other vase-shaped viburnums. The shape and large size provide an excellent specimen plant as well as a good screen. One of the best-clipped hedges, along with Cornelian Cherry Dogwood (Cornus mas).


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Pricing information per unit for 5 gallon growing method
1 to 10 units $19.50
11 to 24 units $17
25 or more units $14.50
Pricing information per unit for 15 gallon growing method
1 to 10 units $45
11 to 24 units $40
25 or more units $35

Plant Details

Plant type

Large Shrub, Shrub

Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic, Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade

Bloom period



Lightly compacted soils, Harsh exposure tolerant, New construction, Road-side/salt tolerant

Growth form

Multi-stemmed, Single trunk

General information

Mature height
10 Feet
Mature width
8 Feet
Max height
15 Feet
Max width
12 Feet
Growth rate
Flower color
Fall color
Red Orange

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Loved by birds Pollinator hot spot

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