Mapleleaf Viburnum

Mapleleaf Viburnum

Viburnum acerifolium

Plant Characteristics:

  • Duration: Perennial 
  • Habit: Shrub  
  • Size class: 6-12 ft. 
  • Native Habitat: Thickets, shaded woods, Mesic, mixed woods; bluffs; ravines. 
  • Bloom time: April-August 
  • Fruit: Red turning purple or black 
  • Additional Notes: 
    • Autumn Foliage

Growing Conditions 

  • Light:
    • Sun, partial shade, shade 
  • Soil:  
    • Moisture: dry, moist 
    • pH: Acidic (pH<6.8) 
    • Water use: Medium 
    • Drought tolerance: High 
    • Description: Dry, rocky soils, sandy, sandy loam, med laom, clay loam, acid based. 
    • Condition comments: 
      • Suckers profusely to form large loose open colonies 
      • Susceptible to Viburnum Leaf Beetle 


  • Ornamental: 
    • Beautiful color
    • Blooms, fruit, and leaves ornamental 
    • Accent tree or shrub
  • Attract birds, nectar bees, butterflies, and insects, browse fruit-birds
  • Conspicuous flowers
  • Edible berries (Raw and cooked) 

Additional Comments: 

  • Deer browse is considered minimal