This shrub is common in Connecticut woods. It has red berry-like fruit that ripens to dark purple or black. In fall, the leaves may be purple-pink, red, or orange.
- Family: muskroot (Adoxaceae)
- Habitat: woods and open woods
- Height: 3 to 6 feet
- Flower size: 1/4 inch flowers in heads 1-1/2 to 3 inches wide
- Flower color: white
- Flowering time: May to July
- Origin: native
Maple-leaf viburnum has dark blue fruits. They ripen in fall, and they often persist on plants through most of the winter.
Fall color of maple-leaf viburnum is variable -- it can be shades of red, as here, or even pink or purple.