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Maple-leaf Viburnum (Dockmackie)
Viburnum acerifolium

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: Honeysuckle (Caprifoliaceae)
• 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

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Viburnum acerifolium
Viburnum acerifolium
Maple-leaf viburnum has dark blue fruits. They ripen in fall, and they often persist on plants through most of the winter.
Viburnum acerifolium
Fall color of maple-leaf viburnum is variable -- it can be shades of red, as here, or even pink or purple.

Last updated November 13, 2005. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.