Deciduous, North American shrub
Description: Bears creamy white, flattened clusters of flowers in spring, followed by pink-rose, edible fruit that ripens to bluish black; foliage turns purple to reddish in autumn
Habit: Grows 10-15 feet high and 8-12 feet wide
Culture: Prefers moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil, and full sun to part shade
Hardiness: Cold hardy to USDA Zone 3
Origin: North America
Attributes: Attracts birds, bees, and butterflies; Deer resistant; Drought tolerant; Edible fruit; Fall color
This handsome shrub or small tree is native to Michigan and Connecticut south to Texas and Florida. Thomas Jefferson’s idea for a shrubbery at Monticello in 1771 included the planting of “Haw,” in addition to various other native and exotic trees, shrubs, vines, evergreens, and hardy perennial flowers. It was offered in Philadelphia by the Bartrams in their nursery listing of 1793 along with several other viburnum species. Blackhaw viburnum is highly adaptable to a variety of growing situations and, with its attractive flowers, showy fruits, and outstanding fall color, is an excellent specimen in the landscape.
Arrives in a 2 gallon pot.