SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: The National Arboretum - Washington, DC, UC Berkeley Botanic Garden - Berkeley, CA and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA
Utility friendly tree.
Versatile small tree, red fall color. Plant in a sunny location, for fruit development.
Native to Southeastern North America.
Oval or Rounded Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 12 - 15 feet.
Width: 8 - 12 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 40 to 60 years.
Leaves Elliptic to Ovate, Medium Green, Red, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Cream or White. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Black or Mostly Blue Drupe, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Fall or Winter Edible and Wildlife use it.
Bark Dark Brown, Red Brown or Light Green, Furrowed, Scaly or Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Dense in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Wet Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 1 - 9 and 14 - 21.
USDA Hardiness Zones 3 - 9.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Aphids, Spider Mites, Thrip and Scales, Phytophthora, Root Rot and Verticillium.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Poisonous Health Hazard.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Viburnum prunifolium Tree Record." 1995-2018. Jun 23, 2018.
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