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Viburnum prunifolium

Black Haw Viburnum

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Viburnum prunifolium (Black Haw Viburnum)

In spring, white flowers of flat heads appear and, in the fall, leaves turn a beautiful red color. The purple-black fruit taste like raisins and attract birds. For fruit set, two plants are required for cross-pollination. It can be grown as a multi-stemmed shrub or a round-headed tree.

Additional Information:


Height
12-15 Feet

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Spread
8-12 Feet

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
White


USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Spicebush (Lindera benzoin), Wahoo (Euonymus atropurpureus), American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FACU

Nature Attracting

Songbird
Butterfly

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)
Early (Feb-Apr)

Soil Moisture

Moderate
Average
High

Special Features

Good Berries

Sun Exposure

Medium Sun/Average Shade
Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Nesting
Food/Birds