Viburnum prunifolium 'Ovation'

Blackhaw Viburnum

Plant Type:

DECIDUOUS SHRUBS

Viburnum prunifolium ‘Ovation’ – This form of the Blackhaw Viburnum is unusually columnar, much taller growing than its 4’ width. New foliage emerges with a pink to red flush before maturing a clean dark green. Autumn color can be a rich red or bronze infused with crimson. White 2” to 4” diameter flowering cymes support many yellow stamens in May giving each flower a creamy look. Fruits with a glaucous bloom are oval, up to .5” long, metamorphosing from green to pink to rose, finally maturing blue-black.


Height:

10 ft

Spread:

4 ft

Colors:

Cream
Item Description Price  
VIBPROVA Viburnum prunifolium 'Ovation' (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $30.00 Buy Now


Characteristics and Attributes for Viburnum prunifolium 'Ovation'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Interesting Bark

  • Columnar Form

Autumn Interest

  • Autumn Leaf Color
  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads

Nature Attraction

  • Songbirds
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees
  • Deer Resistant

Light

  • Full Sun
  • Mostly Sunny

Attributes

  • Specimen
  • Screen
  • Shrub Border
  • Wildlife Garden
  • Hedge
  • Accent
  • Hedgerow

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast

Soil

  • Fertile

Origins

  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown

Genus Overview: Viburnum

Common Name: Viburnum

This genus is full of fantastic, multi-season garden worthy shrubs. Spring flowers, often large and showy, many with heady sweet fragrance are arranged in cymes. Flowers are followed with berries. If late season and autumn berries are desired then planting two of a species will ensure fruit set; for instance, Viburnum dilatatum 'Erie' and V. dilatatum 'Michael Dodge' will pollinate each other and produce fruit; V. nudum 'Winterthur' and V. nudum var. angustifolium will cross with each other. But V. nudum is very closely allied with V. cassinoides and all of these will cross pollinate and provide late season fruit. Another interesting example is V. lantana which crosses with V. burejaeticum and vice versa. Any V. plicatum selection such as 'Shasta' will pollinate with all other V. plicatum selections. But if you were to plant two 'Shasta' side by side with no other V. plicatum in near proximity then your effort will be fruitless. The berries are magnificent and so welcome in the late season garden. And they feed all manner of birds. Larger, denser shrubs provide cover and nesting opportunities. Nearly all Viburnum have terrific autumn foliage colors, too. Viburnums are members of Caprifoliaceae. All prefer part to full sun and fertile soils. All are cutting grown.