Blackhaw viburnum (Viburnum prunifolium)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
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Blackhaw viburnum (Viburnum prunifolium)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 3b
Mature Height Mature Height
12 to 15 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
10 to 12 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Moderate
Sun Sun
Full Sun or Partial Shade
Moisture Moisture
Moist soil, well drained
Fall Color Fall Color
Attractive
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Yes
Flower Flower
Ornamental
Fruit Fruit
Ornamental
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
Yes
Additional Information Additional Information
rounded, upright, suckering form, with stiff, horizontal branches; 12-15’ tall; 10-12’ wide; small tree to large shrub; reddish-purple fall color; blocky bark; showy, creamy-white flowers in late spring; edible, bluish-black fruit in late summer to early fall; fruit attracts birds; full sun to partial shade; adaptable to most soils and pH, but prefers a cool, fertile, loamy soil; prefers moist, well-drained soil; tolerant to dry soil; urban tolerant; susceptible to viburnum borer; do not shear; native to Wisconsin; hardy to zone 3b

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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