Blackhaw Viburnum

Viburnum prunifolium

A small tree, the blackhaw viburnum can also be characterized as an ornamental shrub with creamy-white spring flowers, burgundy fall foliage and berry-like “drupes” valued by wildlife and can be used to make jams and preserves when ripe (if you get to them before the birds!).

Size and Light Requirements

Blackhaw viburnums rarely grow larger than 20 feet tall. It is a relatively slow-grower, and does well in full sun to partial shade. Known more for its ornamental qualities, this small tree will not produce much appreciable shade.

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All the trees in this guide have been selected by Casey Trees and are well adapted to the soil and conditions present in Washington, DC.

Photo Credits

Rob Routledge, Suzanne Cadwell, Vojtěch Zavadil, David J. Stang, David J. Stang