Viburnum acerifolium
Mapleleaf Viburnum

 Plant Type:
 Deciduous / Evergreen:
White (Small white flowers in flat-topped cymes (3") in spring)
Green (Dark green summer foliage); Red-Violet (Reddish-purple fall foliage)
Red (Small drupes (0.33") that change from black to red by late summer)
 Ultimate Height:
4-6 feet
 Ultimate Spread:
2-4 feet
Prefers moist, loamy soils, but is tolerant to a wide range of soils
New Brunswick, Canada and Eastern North America
 Diagnostic Characteristics:
Leaves, reminiscent of a maple-leaf, are opposite, simple, 2-4" long and wide, 3-lobed, pubescent (esepcially on the lower surface), and coarsely toothed with black dots on the underside. Young stems are pubescent.

Additional Information

The Mapleleafe Viburnum is a shade and drought tolerant plant that is excellent for naturalizing. Tolerant to the poison excreted by Black Walnuts.

When Viburnum acerifolium has been observed flowering or fruiting at Purdue University





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