Maple Leaf Viburnum

Partial Shade,
Height At Maturity
6 Feet
Planting Zones
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5-7 Days
Planting Zones 4-6
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Maple Leaf Viburnum Description

Mapleleaf Viburnum, Viburnum Acerifolium, is a Multi-season Plant Known For Its Statuesque Appearance

Maple leaf viburnum, formally known as the Viburnum acerifolium, is a common plant from eastern North America's hillsides, forests, and ravines. As a prolific plant serving food for wildlife, its cultivated cousins are multi-season ornamentals that display seasonal color changes over the year. As hardy additions to the landscape work perfectly in planned native gardens, it is one of the few plants offering statuesque beauty and constant seasonal interest. More than that, the maple leaf viburnum is quickly established through seed or their abundance of rhizomatous suckers; mature plants form thickets of colonized young rhizomes.

Mapleleaf Viburnum, Viburnum Acerifolium, is an Attention-Cather With Its Vibrant Foliage

As mentioned in its name, the tree's leaves resemble a maple tree about two to five inches long. These leaves are three-lobed, full green, and adorned with tiny black spots on the undersides, and over time, the green hue of the leaves would transform into a vibrant reddish-purple in autumn rest of the plant is laden with showy pea-sized bluish-black fruits. Cymes of tiny white flowers that grow up to three inches across sprout from the plant during the growing season, maple leaf fruits, foliage, and bark draw the attention of songbirds, pheasants, deer, and deer even moose. They can reach as tall as six feet or one-point-eight meters, but they are generally smaller than those grown in the wild.

First, choose a suitable site for maple leaf plants used as understory greenery in these trees, such as a shady location. They are also well-suited to growing in containers or working as borders, foundations, and hedges; simultaneously, they tend to have a much more suited growth rate when grown near lakes, streams, and rivers. In the early stages of a maple leaf's growth, it is essential to provide supplemental irrigation until the roots establish themselves.

If you want to keep your plant in focus without a scrub, start by thinning out the suckers annually. While pruning does not enhance the plant's form, the maple leaf is relatively tolerant to cutting, preferably in late winter to early spring, if you wish to keep it more compact. When establishing an ample space, each specimen must remain three to four feet apart, as the effect en masse brings out the appeal. The maple leaf rarely encounters pests or diseases and does not need much supplemental fertilizer; however, you must apply a simple organic mulch annually to the root zone.

Maple Leaf Viburnum, Viburnum Acerifolium is For Sale at TN Wholesale Nursery with Low Prices and Fast Shipping



Reviews (2)

  • 4
    Maple Leaf Viburnum-great wildlife plant and...

    Posted by MaryKay Fox on Dec 21, 2022

    I purchased 20 of these hard to find viburnum for our Friends of Mashpee NWR pollinator and wildlife gardens. The bare roots came in good shape and the root stock was very strong. Hard to tell if they will make it as they were dormant but got them planted into pots and dug into the ground to overwinter. Come spring I'll know if they made it. Excellent shrub for shady spots and great for nesting songbirds once it matures and provides tasty berries for those staying overwinter.

  • 5

    Posted by Tim Donald on Oct 01, 2022

    We love buying our plants here! Simply put, it's a great spot all around, with beautiful trees and shrubs.

Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates
Ships November through April

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