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Viburnum prunifolium

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Black Haw

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Black haw (Viburnum prunifolium) is a large deciduous, multi-stemmed shrub or small tree that provides garden interest throughout the growing season. With age, black haw 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. Black haw is an excellent specimen plant for the naturalistic garden or woodland edge. It tolerates filtered shade to sun and performs well in a wide range of soil moisture and pH conditions. Black haw is a good companion for pinxterbloom rhododendron (Rhododendron periclymenoides), mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia), flowering dogwood (Benthamidia florida), creeping phlox (Phlox stolonifera), and golden ragwort (Packera aurea). Zones 3-9. 

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    shrub, tree 
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    purple, red 
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