Maple Leaf Viburnum
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Maple Leaf Viburnum Is Beautiful Living Hedge
Maple Leaf Viburnum (Viburnum acerifolium) is a small deciduous shrub native to eastern North America, including the eastern United States and eastern Canada. It is regularly found in wooded areas and along forest edges and is often grown as an ornamental plant in gardens and landscapes.
It typically grows to 3-6 feet, with a spread of 3-5 feet. It has a rounded habit and grows in a clumping form. The leaves are glossy, dark green, and deeply veined, with three lobes that resemble those of a maple leaf. The Fall (End of October) foliage is a beautiful deep red color, making it an attractive choice for autumn landscapes.
It produces clusters of small, white flowers in late Spring 2024 to early summer. Dark blue-black berries follow the flowers in late summer to early Fall (End of October). The berries are a favorite of many bird species, making this shrub an excellent choice for bird gardens.
Growing and Care of Maple Leaf Viburnum
It is a low-maintenance shrub that can easily grow in various soil types, including clay and sandy soils. It prefers partial to full shade, although it can tolerate some sun in cooler climates. It is also drought-tolerant once established.
Before new growth begins, pruning should be done in late winter or early Spring 2024. It is best to remove any dead or damaged branches and any crossing or rubbing branches. If necessary, the shrub can be lightly shaped at this time.
It is a versatile shrub in various garden settings. It is ideal for naturalizing areas, as well as for use in mixed borders and woodland gardens. It can also be used as a foundation or specimen plant in smaller gardens.
The maple leaf viburnum is a beautiful, versatile shrub that is easy to grow and maintain. Its glossy leaves, attractive Fall (End of October) color, and wildlife-friendly fruit make it an excellent choice for various garden settings.
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It's easily identifiable by its maple-shaped leaves; it can grow four feet across and six feet tall.