(13 customer reviews)


Blackhaw (Viburnum prunifolium) is a versatile shrub, offering clusters of creamy white flowers in spring followed by dark blue berries. Its lustrous leaves turn a vibrant red in fall, adding seasonal interest. This hardy plant is both ornamental and beneficial, attracting pollinators and birds with its blossoms and fruits.

1-2′ Bareroot Seedling

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Requirements and Tolerances

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 3-9
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
Water Requirements: Moderate, drought-tolerant
Soil Type: Well-drained
Soil pH: 5.5-7.0
Plant Spacing: 8-12′ apart
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: None
Heat Tolerance: Moderate

Physical Characteristics

Rootstock: From Seed
Plant Size: 12-15′ tall, 8-12′ wide
Growth Habit: Upright, rounded
Foliage Color: Green
Bloom Time: April-May
Flower Color: White
Fall Color: Reddish-purple
Fruit (drupe) Size: 1/4″-1/2″
Fruit (drupe) Flavor: Sweet
Fruit (drupe) Color and Appearance Blue-black, oval

Growth and Reproduction

Growth Rate: Slow to moderate
Years to Bear: 3-5
Lifespan: 30-50 years
Pollination Requirements: Cross-pollination required
Pollination Mechanisms: Insects (bees)
Harvest Time: September-October
Yield & Storage: Low, store in a cool, dry place

Disease Resistance

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: Native to Eastern United States
Nitrogen Fixing: No

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 24 × 1 × 1 in
Hardiness Zone

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9



13 reviews for Blackhaw

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  1. William Parker (Verified Customer)

    While the above ground branches were small, roots were quite sizable. Definitely what you want out of bare root plant.

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  2. cindy h. (Verified Customer)

    Very well packed and with good notice of delivery. I got 2! Thank you.

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  3. Lee K. (Verified Customer)

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  4. Sheryl S. (Verified Customer)

    Healthy looking bare root plants with strong root systems. They were about 18″ tall. Carefully packaged, but without a lot of wasteful packaging. Thank you!

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  5. Jennifer G. (Verified Customer)

    The Blackhawk arrived healthy and strong. Looking forward to watching it grow.

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  6. Phoebe D. (Verified Customer)

    Nice live starter plants

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  7. Nicole Hamilton (Verified Customer)

    Only one of the two has grown leaves but I haven’t given up on the other one yet.

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  8. Flavia (Verified Customer)

    Arrived well packed and healthy. I ordered 2 and received 4.

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  9. Hannah (Verified Customer)

    Hard to know for sure with wee dormant plants, but there was no mold and the root systems looked very healthy! Got them in the ground and excited to see how they do!

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  10. Brittany R. (Verified Customer)

    Roots looked amazing! I potted mine up until I figure out where I want to put them.

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  11. Allison (Verified Customer)

    Plants arrived on time, and they are thriving!

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  12. Michelle (Verified Customer)

    So far so good, slowly growing.

    Image #1 from Michelle
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  13. James (Verified Customer)

    See above!

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