Viburnum prunifolium

Acidic, Alluvial Floodplain Forest, Attracts birds, Attracts butterflies, Attracts pollinators, Dry, Food source, Full sun, Low-Elevation Dry to Dry-Mesic Forest, Low-Elevation Mesic Forest, Mesic, Moist, Noteworthy blooms, Part shade, Screening, Shrub, Wet, Wide amplitude, Woody

blackhaw viburnum

Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)



A large deciduous, multi-stemmed shrub that provides multi-season interest. Over time, it develops a rounded to irregular arching habit, reaching 10-20’ tall. In spring, it produces large quantities of attractive creamy-white, flat-topped clusters of flowers followed by showy, bluish-black fruit in late summer. 

wildlife value

Fruit is a food source for birds and mammals, and flowers attract bees, butterflies & other pollinators. Several moth and butterfly caterpillars feed on the leaves.


Prune immediately after flowering since flower buds form in summer for the following year.


Availability Vendor Website 
X Earth Sangha (VA)
X Hill House Farm & Nursery (VA)
X Nature By Design (VA)

Chesapeake Natives, Inc. (Region)



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