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Blackhaw Viburnum (Viburnum prunifolium)

Scientific Name: Viburnum prunifolium

Available Sizes: 3-4′

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Description

Type: Deciduous Shrub

Family: Adoxaceae

Height: 12-15 feet

Spread: 6-12 feet

Native Range: Eastern and Central North America

Site Requirements:

Soil: well drained

Water: dry to medium

Sunlight needs: Full sun to part shade

Tolerates: drought, clay soil, air pollution

Landscape use: small specimen tree, large specimen shrub, hedge

Brief Description: Usually grown as a large, upright, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub with an irregular crown, but it also may be grown as a small, single trunk tree. Non-fragrant white flowers appear in spring. Flowers give way in autumn to blue-black, berry-like drupes which often persist into winter and are quite attractive to birds and wildlife. Fruits are edible and may be eaten off the bush when ripe or used in jams and preserves. Common name refers to the purported similarity of this plant to hawthorns (sometimes commonly called red haws), though hawthorns are in a different family.

Wildlife Benefits: attracts bird and butterflies

Possible Problems: No serious disease or insect problems

Stand out Features:Showy flowers, good fall color

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