Maple-leaf Viburnum – 6/9/20

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 6/9/20

Observation Time: 4:30 p.m.

Observation Location: shady woods near Gavins Pond

Common Name: Maple-leaf Viburnum

Scientific Name: Viburnum acerifolium

Comments: Maple-leaf viburnum has long been cultivated for its attractive summer flowers and foliage; then the autumn leaves turn rose-purple and contrast with the mature dark fruits. The plants will thrive in moist soils and a range of light conditions but they are a good choice for dry soils in deep shade. They can be used along forest edges, streamsides, and lakeshores.

More Information: USDA Plant Guide