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Connecticut Plants
Maple-leaf Viburnum (Dockmackie)
Viburnum acerifolium L.

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
Viburnum acerifolium L.
Viburnum acerifolium L.

Maple-leaf viburnum has dark blue fruits. They ripen in fall, and they often persist on plants through most of the winter.

Viburnum acerifolium L.

Fall color of maple-leaf viburnum is variable -- it can be shades of red, as here, or even pink or purple.