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Dockmackie, Maple-leaved Arrow-wood
The Mapleleaf Viburnum is a native shrub found in most of Virginia. It is one of the smallest shrubs in the Viburnum genus, usually not exceeding a height of six feet. The scientific and common names refer to the superficial similarity of the leaves to those of some maples, which are in the genus Acer. Landscape architects sometimes recommend it for shady, dry locations. Mapleleaf Viburnum is a popular garden plant, because it is very adaptable to a variety of conditions, is low-maintenance, and attracts a lot of songbirds. It is a popular species among bees, wasps moths, butterflies, skippers, beetles, aphids, and other insects, and the berries are eaten by chipmunks and other mammals.
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