Mapleleaf Viburnum is native to much of Eastern North America, inhabiting upland, dry woods. In NC, it is reported in mountain and piedmont counties only. It is a smaller member of the Viburnum genus, averaging only 4-6 feet tall. It suckers strongly, however, and forms colonies of sparsely branched shoots, and sited well (with space to spread) will reward the gardener with flowers in full, dry, woodland shade, very interesting foliage colors in fall and a large number of black berries for the birds. Mapleleaf Viburnum prefers dappled sunlight. It will adapt to fertile, loamy garden soil, but it owes its considerable success in natural areas to its ability to thrive in mesic to dry, shady conditions and a somewhat acidic soil that is rocky or sandy.