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N. Walker

Maplelaf Viburnum is attractive year around and does not require pruning. Acerifolium blooms in May with clusters of whitish flowers that are attractive to bees. The leaves produce fall colors that are shades between red and purple. The fruit forms in the fall and becomes blackish. The black fruit provides winter interest as well as food for birds. Maple-leaf viburnum is scattered around on Monte Sano slopes and many other wooded areas. The Huntsville Botanical Garden has a few plants in the wildflower area. Maple-leaf viburnum plants are numerous in Desoto State Park and South Cumberland Recreation Area in Tennessee.