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Viburnum acerifolium Mapleleaf Viburnum

Viburnum acerifolium

Mapleleaf Viburnum

A low sprawling shrub 4-6' tall and 3-4' wide.  Grows well in dry, acid, woodland conditions.  Leaves are 3 lobed, however, juvenile foliage may not always have side lobes.  Flowers are pale purple in the bud, opoening to yellowish-white in May.  Fruit is bright red then changing to purplish-black.  Pastel fall colors of creamy-pink, rose, and red, to grape juice purple.

USDA Hardiness Zone:



Planting is the shade is a must for this species

Mapleleaf Viburnum Growing and Maintenance Tips

V. acerifolium will not thrive in an over watered, boggy soil.  It must be able to dry out between waterings.


4-6 Feet


3-4 Feet

Viburnum acerifolium Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderate


  • Spreading

Soil Requirements

  • Acid
  • Well-drained

Sun Requirements

  • Full Shade

Fall Color

  • Pink to rose to red to purple

Flowering Season

  • Mid to late May

Fragrant Flowers

  • No


  • Red to purplish-black

Native to

  • North America
  • Canada