Viburnum prunifolium - Blackhaw Viburnum
Blackhaw is a large shrub that can be pruned to grow as a small tree. White flowers appear in spring and provide nectar for pollinators. Flowers give way to blue fruits; a good source of food for birds and wildlife. Blackhaw has glossy dark green leaves changing to shades of red and purple in fall.
- Grows well in dry soil
- Flowers provide nectar for butterflies
- Provides cover and nest sites for many birds
- Red foliage contrasts with blue fruit in the fall
- Berries for birds and other wildlife in the fall
Woods, thickets, and fencerows; Connecticut to Wisconsin and Iowa south to Kansas, Texas, and Georgia.
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Grows well in dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils. Drought tolerant.