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Viburnum prunifolium

Viburnum prunifolium 'Summer Magic'

This upright-rounded blackhaw is ideal as a specimen or small tree.  Introduced by Willoway Nursery of Ohio, it matures at 12-15' and 10-12' wide and is more compact than the species due to the fact that it does not exhibit the horizontal fish-bone branching of the species.  Selected for its attractive new growth of red leaves (photinia like), changing to pink, maturing to a leathery mauve green.  Fall foliage is a spectacular display of red and yellow.  Flowers of the species.  After 13 years, we have yet to see it fruit although adequate pollinators are in close proximity.  Zone 4

USDA Hardiness Zone:



12-15 Feet


10-12 Feet

Viburnum prunifolium 'Summer Magic' Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderate


  • Upright, rounded
  • Compact

Soil Requirements

  • Acid
  • Drought tolerant
  • Moist, well drained

Sun Requirements

  • Full Sun to Part Shade

Fall Color

  • Red and yellow

Flowering Season

  • Mid to late May

Fragrant Flowers

  • No


  • Sparse

Native to

  • North America

Winter foliage

  • Deciduous