Viburnum acerifolium
mapleleaf arrowwood

Viburnum acerifolium

Viburnum acerifolium
Viburnum acerifolium
Photo courtesy Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown Line Drawing
Botanical name: Viburnum acerifolium
Common name: mapleleaf arrowwood
Group: dicot
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Growth type: tree/shrub
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: 3 - 6'
Foliage: leaves opposite, 3-lobed and maple-like, obviously growing in pairs.
Flower: white, 1/4",  flat topped inflorescence app. 1-1/2"- 2" across
Flowering time: late May to mid June; fruit late September to late October
Habitat: well drained shaded ground of mixed deciduous woods
Range in New Jersey: common in the woods of northern counties, less abundant southward in the Middle district and one station in Absecon.
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a
Misc. Makes an attractive ornamental shrub and is tolerant to a wide variety of soil conditions.