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Viburnum prunifolium /Blackhaw Viburnum

Viburnum prunifolium  / Viburnum prunifolium
A large specimen in full spring bloom at the Columbia, SC Botanical Garden
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A large specimen in full spring bloom at the Columbia, SC Botanical Garden

Cluster of spring flowers are quite prominent

Partial canopy in full spring bloom

Close-up image of flowering branch


Summer foliage

Autumn fruit before frost

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Scientific Name: Viburnum prunifolium
Common Name: Blackhaw Viburnum
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Black
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Comments: This is a tall growing viburnum that can be used as a small deciduous tree in small spaces. It produces an abundance of white flowers in spring. It grows in a wide range of soils and light exposures. It is particularly well adapted for naturalistic settings where a large deciduous shrub is needed.