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Audubon Native Blackhaw Viburnum and native birds
Native Blackhaw Viburnum
Native Regions map for Blackhaw Viburnum
Northern Cardinal
Eastern Bluebird
Gray Catbird
Audubon Native Blackhaw Viburnum and native birds
Native Blackhaw Viburnum
Native Regions map for Blackhaw Viburnum
Northern Cardinal
Eastern Bluebird
Gray Catbird

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • Mature Height: 10-15' tall
  • Mature Width: 6-10' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Sun
  • Spacing: 6-10' apart
  • May Benefit & Attract: Thrushes, orioles, warblers, grosbeaks, and woodpeckers
  • The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow.
  • This bird-friendly native plant provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
  • All Audubon® branded plants are grown 100% Neonic-free by Bower & Branch, making these plants safer for the birds and safer for the environment.
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Size A and larger - Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Audubon® Blackhaw Viburnum Big

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Viburnum prunifolium

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Why the Audubon® Blackhaw Viburnum Big?

The most treelike of our native Viburnums, Blackhaw Viburnum makes a grand specimen, and it is even more beautiful when songbirds are flitting among its branches, dining on the sweet black fruits. Robins, catbirds, bluebirds, cardinals, Cedar Waxwings, vireos, Purple Finches, flycatchers, and White-Throated Sparrows are some of the many birds that are known to feed on the berries. Homo sapiens may forage on them, too—sometimes making them into jelly when there’s a bumper crop! A treat for you as well as the birds, Blackhaw Viburnum will paint a pretty picture in your garden with its frosty white flowers in late spring and with its burgundy foliage in fall.

Blackhaw Viburnum is native to much of the eastern United States and is especially abundant in the Lower Midwest and the Mid-Atlantic States. You may encounter it on a hike through the woods or near thickets in those areas. Blackhaw Viburnum supports local wildlife not only with the berries it bears. Many moths lay their eggs on this species, such as the brown scoopwing, common pug, pink prominent, crocus geometer, and horrid zale. In spring, the delightfully fragrant flowers nourish native insects, such as mason bees, cuckoo bees, miner bees, hoverflies, butterflies, and hummingbird moths.

How to use in the landscape?

Left to its own devices, Blackhaw Viburnum typically becomes a large, dense, suckering shrub (which makes for great bird habitat). However, it can be trained to one trunk and grown as a tree. It may get even larger when grown this way. The national champion Blackhaw Viburnum, in Virginia, is 35 feet tall and has a trunk that’s two feet thick.

Why Bower & Branch?

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower

Audubon is devoted to protecting birds and the places they need, while Bower & Branch is devoted to the growth of true native trees and plants–no cultivars or hybrids. Together, we strive to unite communities in conservation and inspire individuals to cultivate a better world for birds starting in their own backyards, balconies, or patios. By guiding and recommending trees and plants truly native and beneficial to your region, we can really start to make a difference.

What is the definition of Native?

“In the United States, a native plant is defined as one that was naturally found in a particular area before European colonization. Native plants are the foundation of a region’s biodiversity, providing essential food sources and shelter for birds, especially those threatened by the changing climate. Since native plants are adapted to local precipitation and soil conditions, they generally require less upkeep, therefore helping the environment and saving you time, water, and money.” – The National Audubon Society

Learn how you can help birds in your home and community through Audubon’s Plants for Birds program.

Audubon® is a licensed and registered trademark of the National Audubon Society. All rights reserved.

How To Plant

Site Blackhaw Viburnum in full sun for the greatest flower production. It blooms less in part shade but will grow happily there as well. Give it good, loamy soil if possible. It prefers rich soil, though this adaptable plant will accept most well-drained sites without complaint.

How To Water

Provide water on a weekly basis and mulch with wood chips, bark, or pine straw to conserve moisture and moderate temperatures in the root zone.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.

How To Prune

Prune your Blackhaw Viburnum shortly after the flowers fade to avoid sacrificing the next year’s blooms.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 3-9

How Does Shipping Work?

Size AA & AAA (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.

We deliver your trees and plants directly to your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

*Big trees, Size A and larger, will take approximately 14 – 28 days to be delivered.

How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on AA, A, B, C and larger scale. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

How Trees are Shipped Size A Trees Size AA Trees Size AAA Trees Size B Trees Size C Trees Size D Trees

Our Guarantees


Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).


Reach out to a Plant Whisperer:

- Email: plantwhisperers@bowerandbranch.com

- Phone: 866-873-3888

- Or via Online Chat


Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes A and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.

If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.

* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.

At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).

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