• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Tolerates drought, once established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast grower to 10-15 ft. tall and 6-10 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Easy Care Shrub
    Blooms:
    White flowers in spring give way in autumn to blue-black, berry-like drupes
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:vy-BUR-num proo-ni-FOH-lee-um
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Rounded
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast grower to 10-15 ft. tall and 6-10 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Bronze
    Blooms:White flowers in spring give way in autumn to blue-black, berry-like drupes
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Design IdeasSmall specimen tree or large specimen shrub. Shrub borders. Tall hedge or screen. Incorporate into the background of a native planting.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.Pruning time: after flowering to promote new growth.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Tolerates drought, once established.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Viburnum prunifolium is a north American native plant. It commonly occurs in moist woods, thickets and on stream banks, in a range that extends from Connecticut to Wisconsin and Iowa south to Kansas, Texas and Georgia. Blackhaw has been in cultivation as an ornamental plant since 1727.
    Lore:
    The common name Blackhaw is thought to be due to its similarity to hawthorns, which are sometimes called red haws, though the two plants are in an entirely different genus and plant family. The berries are edible and often picked and eaten fresh, or used in jams and preserves