This species is included in the New York Metropolitan Flora Project of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Click here more information, including a distribution map for the metro New York area (link to NYMF).
This species is grown by the Greenbelt Native Plants Center on Staten Island, NY. This facility is part of the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation and its purpose is to support and promote the use of native species in planting projects. For more information, go to: http://www.nycgovparks.org/greening/greenbelt-native-plant-center.
There are not many studies done specifically on V. acerifolium. Many include this species as a typical native of the US in ecological surveys that document changes in distribution (see Greller et al. 1990 for example). Specific studies on V. acerifolium include an examination of nutrient dynamics under drought conditions (Minoletti and Boerner 1994) and seed dormancy (Hidayati et al. 2005). A phylogeny of the Viburnum genus based on chloroplast and nuclear DNA was conducted by Donoghue et al. in 2004.
Donoghue MJ, BG Baldwin, JH Li, and RC Winkworth. 2004. Viburnum phylogeny based on chloroplast trnK intron and nuclear ribosomal ITS DNA sequences. Systematic Botany. 29(1):188-198.
Greller AM, DC Locke, V Kilanowski, and GE Lotowycz. 1990. Changes in vegetation composition and soil acidity between 1922 and 1985 at a site on the north shore of Long Island, New York. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club. 117(4):450-458.
Hidayati SN, JM Baskin, and CC Baskin. 2005. Epicotyl dormancy in Viburnum acerifolium (Caprifoliaceae). American Midland Naturalist. 153(2):232-244.
Minoletti ML and REJ Boerner. 1994. Drought and site fertility effects on foliar nitrogen and phosphorus dynamics and nutrient resorption by the forest understory shrub Vibernum acerifolium L. American Midland Naturalist. 131(1):109-119.