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Wayfaringtree Viburnum
Viburnum lantana
Wayfaringtree Viburnum form

Size: medium
Size: large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Hardiness Zone: 4 - 7 
Mature Height: 10-15 Feet
Mature Width: 6-10 Feet
Features: Small, white flowers in flat-topped clusters in late spring; fruit changes from yellow to red to black and all three colors may be present in the same fruit cluster, giving the shrub a very colorful appearance; the fruit persist through much of autumn; autumn color is purple red, but is not consistent from year to year.
Culture: Full sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil is best, but is very tolerant of dry soils; also very tolerant of alkaline soils.
  • 'Emerald Triumph'- 6-8 feet tall, dark green foliage, fruits earlier than the species.
  • 'Mohican'- 6-8 feet tall, fruit turn orange red and stay that color for several weeks before turning black.
Mature Form: Oval to rounded; somewhat leggy
Native To: Asia
Soil Conditions:
Soil condition: DryDry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Tolerance: Alkaline SoilAlkaline Soil
Tolerance: Dry SitesDry Sites
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Use for: Border.Border
Use for: Hedge.Hedge
Use for: Massing.Massing
Use for: Screen.Screen
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Foliage Color: Green
Fall Foliage Color: Purple
Additional Notes: Viburnums tend to be multi-season plants with ornamental value throughout a large part of the season.

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