Viburnum acerifolium
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Hardiness Zone: 3-8 Height: 3-6 feet; 0.9-1.8 metres Spread: 2-4 feet; 0.6-1.2 metres Sun: Full sun to part shade Water: Medium Wildlife: Larval food source for the Spring Azure butterfly. Many birds and small mammals relish the fruit. Bloom Colour: White Tolerates: Black Walnut Culture: Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil. Established plants have some drought tolerance. Prune as needed immediately after flowering. Plants will naturalize by suckering to form colonies if suckers are not removed. Noteworthy Characteristics: Mapleleaf viburnum is a rounded deciduous woodland shrub. Tiny white flowers bloom in mid spring giving way to pea-sized fruit that ripen to bluish-black in late summer. Leaves produce excellent reddish-purple to magenta fall color. Garden Uses: Naturalize in open woodland areas. Also may be used in shrub borders, foundations or hedges.