Viburnum lantana is a remarkable shrub with a rounded shape. Native to Europe and Asia, the Wayfaring tree has long, flexible and resistant stems that are used in basketwork for making baskets.
The magic of Viburnum lantana operates from April to June, when its pretty honey-white flowers bloom into large, very fragrant corymbs. A magnificent contrast is created with its ample notched foliage, the underside of which is dressed in a characteristic down, they take on a pretty red color in autumn. From July to October the flowers of the Wayfaring tree turn into berries, the birds feast on its very decorative drupes, light green fruits turning yellow then pink, red and finally black.
Robust, the Wayfaring tree can reach a height of 4 m and a wingspan of 3 m, very resistant, it supports extreme temperatures. The winter rigors down to -30 °C do not affect its vigor, and it tolerates the strong heat of summer, once well established.
The planting of the Wayfaring tree is carried out all year round, as long as it is accompanied by regular watering. Undemanding, it even adapts to limestone soils. Ideal at the bottom of a shrub bed to delimit a land and associated with the Wintercreeper Silver Queen at its base, or mixed with other berry shrubs such as Black elder or Thorny Silverberry, Viburnum lantana will make up a very decorative hedge that will be the feast of birds.
- Common name : Wayfaring tree
- Family : Caprifoliaceae
- Category : shrub
- Spread : 2 - 3 m
- Foliage : deciduous
- Color of flowers : white
- Fruit : inedible berries
- Use : isolated - shrubbery - flowering hedge
- Soil : all
- Habit : Rounded
- Earth to use : universal potting soil/garden soil/compost
- Density per m² : 1
- Enemies : whitefly - weevil - aphid
- Possible diseases : armillary - black spots
- Date of last repotting : 15/12/22
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