Viburnum prunifolium

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Latin Name- Viburnum Prunifolium Hardy Planting Zone- 3-9 Mature Height- 12-25 ft Width- 10-12 ft Sun or Shade- Full Sun

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Viburnum prunifolium is classified as a deciduous shrub.

Black Haw Viburnum – Viburnum prunifolium. Viburnum prunifolium is a deciduous shrub growing to 30 feet. Viburnum prunifolium form can vary from a multi-branched low shrub to tree-like. Viburnum prunifolium leaves are shaped like plum family species but with serrated edges and a waxier gloss.

In fall the leaves are purplish, prompting the use of the Viburnum prunifolium as an accent in landscaping.

Black Haw Viburnum is native to the United States, ranging from Missouri through Ohio to lower New England. Black Haw Viburnum forms an edible drupe which is commonly made into jelly. The Viburnum prunifolium seems to have anti-spasmodic properties for smooth muscles so has been used as a folk remedy.

Viburnum prunifolium turns Purple in the Autumn.

Viburnum Prunifolium is a shrub/small tree. This large shrub has small red tinted leaves that appear in the spring. Viburnum prunifolium has many medicinal uses, thanks to a chemical in the plant that is similar to aspirin but should be used carefully. Viburnum prunifolium can be found growing naturally in eastern portions of the United States. Black Haw Viburnum grows best in clay soils and full sun areas. The Fruit of the Black Haw Viburnum - Viburnum prunifolium can be eaten and can be used in jams and jellies. The blooming time is May through the hot part of summer June. The blooms on this plant are white. Black Haw Viburnum - Viburnum prunifolium is used medicinally. Viburnum prunifolium flowers have been used for many ailments such as burns and stomach aches; the bark was also used to make a brew to treat heavy bleeding and premenstrual cramps. It prefers dry conditions with regular water. This plant can be used to attract small wildlife creatures. The fruit is edible in small consumption.

Viburnum prunifolium