Family: Caprifoliaceae

Scientific Name: Viburnum lantana

Common Name: Wayfaring Viburnum


Wayfaring Viburnum (Viburnum lantana) is a medium to large shrub with white flowers followed by red fruit turning to black.

Plant TypeShrubs Deciduous, Site author's observations
Hardiness Zone4-7
Sunlightfull. part sun
Soil & Siteprefers well drained, tolerant of most
Flowerscreamy white flowers, flat topped cyme, scented
Fruitsmall red drupes sometimes yellow changing to black
Leavesdull green, serrated edge. a leathery texture from the pubescence, fall foliage color purplish-red, not very dependable.
Dimensions10 by 10 plus feet, multi stemmed, upright spread, rounded
Propagationseeds, softwood cuttings
Native Siteparts of Europe and Asia
Misc FactsAKA: Wayfaring Tree Viburnum, Hoarwithy, wayfarer Viburnum
Author's NotesIn Wisconsin, USA where I live it is an escaped plant and reported to be somewhat invasive. In the fence line around my property there are a few escapees. Have seen others all mostly growing in partial sun sites.
Notes & Reference#01-Manual of Woody Landscape Plants (Michael Dirr), #226-Shrubs and Vines for American Gardens (Donald Wymann)
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