Blackhaw Viburnum

Blackhaw Viburnum Viburnum PrunifoliumNative blackhaw viburnum (Viburnum prunifolium) is only found in extreme south-west Iowa. There other more common hawthorns found in the state.  

Hardiness: Zones 3 though 9 

Growth Rate: Slow to Moderate

Mature Shape: Irregular

Height: 12 -15 feet

Width: 8 -10 feet

Site Requirements: Blackhaw viburnum prefers full sun to partial shade, with a wide range of soils, and is drought tolerant

Flowering Dates: April - June

Seed Dispersal Dates: Fall - Spring

Seed Bearing Age: 3-5 years

Seed Bearing Frequency: Yearly

Seed Stratification: Requires warm stratification followed by cold stratification. Sow seeds in the fall; they will not germinate until they have gone through two winters.