Summer Magic blackhaw viburnum is a more compact cultivar than the species with a height of 15' and a spread of 12'. New foliage emerges red then transforms to pink and finally deep green. While the white flowers in May are typical of the species, this cultivar's fruit production is sparse. Fall foliage color is red and yellow.
Viburnums are a versatile genus of multi-stemmed shrubs that are well suited to the home landscape due to their range of sizes and cultural adaptability. Some viburnums are noted for their fragrant flowers; most bear small fruit that may add visual interest. Many viburnums have attractive fall color. There are over 100 different varieties of viburnum at the Chicago Botanic Garden.