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Viburnum acerifolium

Native Plants

Mapleleaf Viburnum

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Summary

A subtle beauty in the spring garden, mapleleaf viburnum (Viburnum acerifolium) develops creamy-white, lacey blooms that provide a valuable nectar source for pollinators. Mapleleaf viburnum 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 Carolina silverbell (Halesia tetraptera), flowering dogwood (Benthamidia florida), Christmas fern (Polystichum acrostichoides), yellowroot (Xanthorhizasimplicissima), large-flowered bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora), and calico aster (Symphyotrichum lateriflorum). Zones 4-8. 


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