Viburnum prunifolium
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Viburnum prunifolium

black haw

  family viburnaceae 
  genus viburnum 

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Genus  Viburnum Species  prunifolium Variety  Cultivar  Common names  stagberry   black haw Family  VIBURNACEAE Specimen number  S10466 Data source  GrUnFr p159;MedPl p279;Xeri p300
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Deciduous Stature  Tree Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  20' - 35' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Dry Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  USDA zones 03a-10b AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Viburnum prunifolium can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -40� Fahrenheit. It likes dry soils. Stagberry (also known as black haw) can survive for a while without water.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  yes Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  antispasmodic   astringent   gynecologic Medicinal parts  Bark   Root bark Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  The berries are 1/2 inch across, dark blue in color. It is sweet flavored. Viburnum prunifolium is most commonly used cooked or fresh. Stagberry (sometimes called black haw) is considered by some to be an herbal remedy. It's used as an antispasmodic, an astringent or a gynecologic. The bark and the root bark are used in herbal preparations.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Seed   Cutting Pollination method  Self fertile Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Fresh   Cooked Nutritional value  Edible parts  Berries Description of edible parts 1/2 inch across, dark blue in color Flavor / texture  sweet flavored
Horticulture notes  No special fertilization is necessary for Viburnum prunifolium to produce fruit. Stagberry (in some places called black haw) can be propagated by seed or using a cutting. This plant may have originated from North America.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Viburnum prunifolium is a woody perennial. Stagberry (locally known in some parts as black haw) is deciduous in nature.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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