Blackhaw Viburnum


  • USDA Zones 3 to 9 (Find Your Zone)
  • Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Average to Dry Soil
  • Well-drained soil
  • 10 to 12 feet tall by 6 to 8 wide
  • Showy white flowers in spring




Viburnum prunifolium, common name Blackhaw Viburnum.  Blackhaw viburnum is easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade.  As a shrub, blackhaw viburnum typically grows 10-12 feet tall with 6-8 feet of spread.  White flowers in flat-topped clusters up to 5 inches across appear in spring followed in the fall by blue-black, berry-like droops that will persist through winter, valued by birds and other wildlife.  The fruit is edible and is used to make berries and preserves.  Use in the landscape as a small specimen tree or large specimen shrub. This shrub has glossy, finely toothed leaves up to 4 inches long. Plant with asters and black-eyed susans.

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