Mapleleaf Viburnum

Viburnum acerifolium

native


Other Names:
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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North America Virginia

Mapleleaf Viburnum
Mapleleaf Viburnum in bloom

Mapleleaf Viburnum flowers
Flowers

Mapleleaf Viburnum leaves
Green leaves

Mapleleaf Viburnum autumn leaves
Leaf colors heading into autumn

Mapleleaf Viburnum autumn leaves
Leaf colors heading into autumn

Mapleleaf Viburnum
Fall foliage

Mapleleaf Viburnum
Fall leaves

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