- Latin Name- Viburnum Prunifolium Hardy Planting Zone- 3-9 Mature Height- 12-25 ft Width- 10-12 ft Sun or Shade- Full Sun
BLACK HAW VIBURNUM - VIBURNUM PRUNIFOLIUM
Black Haw Viburnum is native to the central sections of the United States. In these natural environments, this tree or shrub is typically found in thickets, riverbanks, or in shady areas of forest. This shrub produces small non fragrant flowers in spring time that stick out beyond the dark green leaves of the plant. In the fall, the leaves turn a beautiful red and purple color adding a nice fall color to your yard. Then in the winter months those leaves give way to what is consider to be berrylike drapes that provide food for birds and other wildlife well into the winter months. So by choosing this shrub you will experience a new feature of the shrub or tree in each of the different seasons of the year. It also means that throughout the year your tree or shrub will attract lots of different birds and in the summer months will also attract butterflies. This tree would serve you well by attracting wildlife like deer and squirrel all year round to the fruit. This plant does like to have as much sun as possible but can adapt to different types of soil conditions. It's large and sits up-right with multi stems that grow beautiful leaves and yields an edible black fruit. The black haw viburnum is often referred to as either a larger shrub or small tree. It has eye catching snowy white clustered flowers that are prevalent in the spring. This is a welcome sight after a long cold winter in its native areas of the eastern and midwestern parts of the United States. Names The Latin name for the black haw viburnum is viburnum prunifolium, which is part of the Adoxaceae family. It is a deciduous plant and is part of the Elderberry family. Other names that have been associated with this shrub are stag bush, sweethaw, blackhaw, and black-haw.