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Viburnum acerifolium

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Plant types and subtypes: Trees & Shrubs, Shrubs, Deciduous

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun, part-shade, shade

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: dry, moist

Soil Description: acid, rich, average, loam, clay, sand, gravel/rock

Height: 4'-6'

Bloom Time: April, May, June, July, August

Bloom Color: white

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Additional Tags: attracts birds, berries, fall interest, pond margin plant, shade garden plant, showy fruit, stream margin plant, woodland plant

Viburnum acerifolium (mapleleaf viburnum)
  • Viburnum acerifolium (mapleleaf viburnum)
  • Viburnum acerifolium (mapleleaf viburnum)
  • Viburnum acerifolium (mapleleaf viburnum)
  • Viburnum acerifolium (mapleleaf viburnum)

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Description

Viburnum acerifolium

Also known as:

mapleleaf viburnum

,

dockmackie

,

guelder-rose

,

maple-leaved arrow-wood

,

mapleleaf arrow wood

,

possum-haw

,

squash-berry

Scientific Synonyms:

Viburnum densiflorum

Description

Viburnum acerifolium is a shrub with strong visual interest. It produces clusters of white flowers, over an extended period of time, beginning as early as May, and lasting as late as August. Flowers are followed by by showy dark-blue berries that will persist through fall. Foliage puts on a good fall show, turning shades of rose to purple.

Cultivation

Easy to grow in a variety of soils and light conditions. This ornamental shrub can grown in deep shade, as well as in full sun. Moist, well drained soil is best. Established plants are tolerant of dry conditions. It is also often found growing along stream margins, where it will be exposed to considerable moisture.

Additional Notes

Should be protected from assaults from deer and rabbits.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Dipsacales
Family Caprifoliaceae Honeysuckle family
Genus Viburnum viburnum
Species Viburnum acerifolium mapleleaf viburnum