mapleleaf viburnum Caprifoliaceae Viburnum acerifolium
Leaf:Opposite, simple, suborbicular in shape, 3 to 4 inches long, 3-lobed, coarsely dentate, palmately veined with veins sunken on upper surface giving the leaf a slightly wrinkled look, pubescent below and on the petiole, green above and paler below.
Flower:Species is monoecious; very small, white, appearing in flat topped clusters 1 1/2 to 3 inches across appearing in early summer.
Fruit:Drupes, 1/4 inch in diameter, rounded, red turning purple to black when ripe, occur in flat topped clusters; maturing in fall.
Twig:Slender, velvety-gray; buds ovoid, stalked with 4 dark purple scales.
Bark:Smooth, grayish brown.
Form:An upright suckering shrub that often grows in dense clumps and reaches up to 5 feet tall.