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Wayfaringtree Viburnum

Scientific name: Viburnum lantana 'Mohican'

Type:Deciduous shrubs
Plant Requirements
Zone:4 to 8
Sun:Full to partial sun
Plant Characteristics
Height:8 ft
Width:9 ft
Bloom:Spring flowers
Bloom Time:May
Bloom Color:White
Additional Characteristics



Wildlife value

Description Best known for its flat topped white flowers, and orange-red fruit the Wayfaring Tree is a splendid shrub for the garden as wildlife attractant.

This is a deciduous bush/tree that can grow to 8’ in height and 9’ in width. This Wayfaring Viburnum cultivar forms a compact, dense, upright, rounded, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub which typically matures to 7-8' tall and 9-10' wide. The tops of the leaves are deep green and underneath the leaves are a silver-grey.

Non-fragrant, creamy white flowers appear in May, and consist of flat-topped cymes, which are 3”-5" in diameter.

Flowers give way in July to orange-red berry-like drupes which retain their showy color for 1 month. Afterwards the fruit turn black.

The berries are highly attractive to birds, while butterflies enjoy the nectar from the flowers.
In the fall the leaves can turn reddish purple, though it is not all that intense.

This plant can be raised in either full sun or pert shade. It can be massed planted to make a sheared hedge.

No reported pest issues.
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