I don't know what newsletter you are referring to - maybe you could post a link to it here? Or at least provide the name of it?
Mapleleaf Viburnum (Viburnum acerifolium) is native in a broad swath of the eastern North America on acidic soils generally in mesic understory forest conditions. If you can approximate that in your garden, then you can likely have success.
If you have full sun sites and xeric conditions, you may not find Mapleleaf Viburnum to be quite as content.