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Viburnum acerifolium

Native Plants

Maple-Leaved Viburnum

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Summary

A subtle beauty in the spring garden, maple-leaved viburnum develops creamy-white, lacey blooms that provide a valuable nectar source for pollinators.  Viburnum acerifolium is an adaptable, upright to spreading deciduous shrub that will grow in dry to moist, acidic, loamy to clay soils.  It grows well in sun to partial shade.  In autumn, black fruits mature and feed migrating birds. Foliage hues of smokey-burgundy to pinkish-purple transform this shrub into an eye-catching display in autumn. Ranging from 3-6’ tall, this shrub mingles well with Halesia tetraptera, Cornus florida, Polystichum acrostichoides, Xanthorhiza simplicissima, Uvularia grandiflora and Symphyotrichum lateriflorum.


More Details

  • Plant Type
    shrub 
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    filtered-shade, partial-shade 
  • Foliage Character
    deciduous 
  • Soil Moisture
    average, dry, moist 
  • Flowering Period
    early-summer, late-spring
  • Soil PH
    adaptable 
  • Flower Color
    white 
  • Soil Type
    early-summer, late-spring 
  • Summer Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fall Foliage Color
    multi-color, orange, red, yellow 
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    black, blue-black