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Viburnum lantana is often confused with:
Viburnum x rhytidophylloides Viburnum rhytidophylloides bloom in spring
Native alternative(s) for Viburnum lantana:
Viburnum dentatum Viburnum dentatum
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Viburnum lentago white flowers and green leaves
Viburnum davidii Viburnum davidii
Viburnum dilatatum 'Oneida' Viburnum dilatum 'Oneida'

Wayfaringtree Viburnum Viburnum lantana

Phonetic Spelling
vih-BUR-num lahn-TAHN-ah
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Wayfaringtree Viburnum is a non-native shrub with a vigorous and dense growth habit making it useful as a hedge. It is adaptable to various soil conditions and somewhat drought tolerant. Prune out old stems to renew growth. More than 1 shrub is needed in close proximity to obtain a reliable fruit set.

It suckers heavily at the base allowing it to spread aggressively.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Aureum
  • Emerald Triumph
Aureum, Emerald Triumph
Tags:
#sun#deciduous#partial shade#white flowers#shrub#red berries#hedges#deer resistant#non-native
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Aureum
  • Emerald Triumph
Aureum, Emerald Triumph
Tags:
#sun#deciduous#partial shade#white flowers#shrub#red berries#hedges#deer resistant#non-native
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Viburnum
    Species:
    lantana
    Family:
    Viburnaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eurasia
    Dimensions:
    Height: 10 ft. 0 in. - 15 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 10 ft. 0 in. - 15 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Oval
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil pH:
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4b, 4a, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Drupe
    Fruit Description:
    The fruit is green changing to red, red-orange, or red-yellow by mid-Summer, then maturing to black in late August and early September, in flat-topped clusters.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    4 inch wide flat-topped cymes with creamy white blooms
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Leathery
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are leathery, dull dark green to blue-green, 2 to 5 in. long with whitish hairy undersides and purplish-red fall color. Veins are sunken on the upper side and prominent on the undersides.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Gray
    Bark Description:
    The bark is initially smooth and gray with visible lenticels, becoming somewhat ripply and then scaly with age.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gray/Silver
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Buds:
    Hairy
    Stem Bud Scales:
    No scales, covered in hair
    Stem Surface:
    Hairy (pubescent)
    Stem Description:
    Twigs are gray-brown with fine hair and leaf buds are without scales,
  • Landscape:
    Design Feature:
    Hedge
    Screen/Privacy
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Stomach upset and possibly diarrhea with eating large quantities of unripe fruit.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    unknown
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Fruits