maple leaf viburnum

Viburnum acerifolium

Image of blooming maple leaf viburnum.
Maple leaf viburnum has deep green leaves, white flowers and red berries.



Leaves: 3-lobed leaves

Flowers: Flat-topped clusters of white flowers

Fruit/Seeds: Berries turning from red to blue-black.


Found in woodlands.


Provides good nesting and escape cover for numerous species of birds and small mammals. The fruits of mapleleaf viburnum are eaten by white-tailed deer, rabbits, mice, skunks, ruffed grouse, ring-necked pheasants, wild turkeys, and many species of songbirds. The twigs, bark, and leaves are eaten by white-tailed deer, moose, rabbits, and beavers.

maple leaf viburnum

USDA Symbol: Common Name: Scientific Name:
VIAC mapleleaf viburnum Viburnum acerifolium

ITIS TSN: 35255

Category: Dicot


Kingdom: Plantae


Super Division: Spermatophyta

Division: Magnoliophyta


Class: Magnoliopsida

SubClass: Asteridae

Order: Dipsacales

Family: Caprifoliaceae

Natural Community:

Coefficient of Conservation: 7

Duration: Growth Habit: Native Status:
Perennial Shrub, Subshrub

Active Growth Period: Spring and Summer

After Harvest Regrowth Rate:

Bloat: None

Carbon to Nitrogen Ratio: Medium

Coppice Potential: Yes

Conspicuous Fall Color: Yes

Fire Resistant: No

Flower Color: White

Conspicuous Flower: Yes

Foliage Color: Green

Foliage Light Porosity Summer: Moderate

Foliage Porosity Winter: Porous

Foliage Texture: Medium

Fruit/Seed Color: Red

Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: Yes

Growth Form: Multiple Stem

Growth Rate: Slow

Height at Base Age (Max): 6

Height at Maturity: 6

Known Alelopath: No

Leaf Retention: No

Lifespan: Long

Low Growing Grass: No

Re-sproutability: Yes

Shape and Orientation: Erect

Toxicity: None

Height (min):

Height (max):

Root Type:

Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: Yes

Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: Yes

Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: No

Anaerobic Tolerance:

CaCO3 Tolerance: High

Cold Stratification Required: Yes

Drought Tolerance: High

Fertility Requirement: Low

_Fire Tolerance: Low

Frost Free Days, Minimum: 115

Hedge Tolerance: Low

Moisture Use: Medium

pH (Minimum): 4.8

pH (Maximum): 7.5

Planting Density per Acre, Minimum: 2700

Planting Density per Acre, Maximum: 4800

Precipitation (Minimum): 32

Precipitation (Maximum): 50

Root Depth, Minimum (inches): 14

Salinity Tolerance: None

Shade Tolerance: Tolerant

Temperature, Minimum (°F): -28

Plant Spacing (min):

Plant Spacing (max):

Bloom Period: Commercial Availability: Fruit/Seed Abundance:
Indeterminate No Known Source Medium
Fruit/Seed Period Begin: Fruit/Seed Period End: Fruit/Seed Persistence:
Summer Fall No
Propogated by Bare Root: Propogated by Bulbs: Propogated by Container:
Yes No Yes
Propogated by Corms: Propogated by Cuttings: Propogated by Seed:
No No Yes
Propogated by Sod: Propogated by Sprigs: Propogated by Tubers:
No No No
Seeds per Pound: Seed Spread Rate: Seedling Vigor:
13100 Slow Low
Small Grain: Vegetative Spread Rate: Propagation Treatment:
No None
Days to Stratify: Direct Sowing Time:
Berry/Nut/Seed Product: Christmas Tree Product: Fodder Product:
No No No
Fuelwood Product: Lumber Product: Naval Store Product:
-- No No
Nursery Stock Product: Palatable Browse Animal: Palatable Graze Animal:
No Medium Low
Palatable Human: Post Product: Protein Potential:
No No Low
Pulpwood Product: Veneer Product: Benefits:
No No

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