Black Haw

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Black Haw

This shrub or small tree can be seen growing along roadsides. The botanical name is Viburnum prunifolium. The plant bears white flowers as the leaves are developing in the spring. The half inch long fruit is at first red and then bluish-black when ripe, usually in September or October.

The plant grows 5 to 15 feet tall.

The ripe fruit is sweet and can be eaten directly from the bush although it becomes sweeter after exposure to frost. The fruit can be used in jam, jelly, or sauce.

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