The maple-leaf Viburnum is a very nice shrub with a dense branching and white flowers in flat inflorescences, followed by red fruits which are turning black in late fall.
The foliage takes beautiful shades of purple in the fall, depending how much sun receives; it can grow in a variety of situations including heavy shade. The flowers are sought by many pollinators in early summer.
Germination: looking on the web I found contradictory info about this Viburnum. So, back to the trusted books ;)
V. acerifolium has epicotyl dormancy – requires first a warm period for the root growth, followed by a cold period for the shoot growth (other known examples various peonies, Hydrophyllum spp., Lilium canadense…).
In translation: when sown right away in the fall it may have time for the radicle to break dormancy and show the first shoots in the spring; if not, it will germinate in the second year after sowing. Seeds bought in the winter can also be kept in the fridge and sown in late summer.