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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Viburnum acerifolium

Mapleleaf Viburnum, Maple-leaved Viburnum, Dockmackie

Scientific Name:

Viburnum acerifolium

Genus:

Viburnum

Species Epithet:

acerifolium

Common Name:

Mapleleaf Viburnum, Maple-leaved Viburnum, Dockmackie

Plant Type

Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Viburnaceae (Viburnum Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft., 3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May, June

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Mesic to dry forests and woodlands. Common and widespread in the NC mountains and the western and central Piedmont; fairly common to frequent in the eastern Piedmont, except rare to uncommon in the northeasternmost Piedmont counties.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Highly Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Notes:

Nice Fall color.

Flowers in terminal, slightly rounded cymes develop from young branches surrounded by palmately veined, three lobed, maple-like, paired leaves.

Will Stuart

Bright-white blossoms have 5 small fused petals with 5 conspicuous protuding stamens.

Will Stuart

Dark purple fruits mature in late summer.

Will Stuart

Shrubs are generally 1 to 2 meters, forming colonies via suckering in suitable habitat.

This scene from the Smart View Recreation Area along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia

Will Stuart

Flower buds

garden in Orange County, NC

Bettina Darveaux

Nice Fall color

garden in Orange County, NC

Bettina Darveaux

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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