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WAYFARING TREE
Viburnum lantana

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Photo Locations: Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Will take somewhat dry conditions.

Native to Europe and Asia Minor.

Family: Caprifoliaceae

Tree Characteristics

Rounded Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 10 - 20 feet.

Width: 10 - 20 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity Less than 50 years.

Leaves Oblong to Ovate, Medium Green, Red, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. White. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Prolific, Black or Red Drupe, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches) Wildlife use it.

Bark Dark Brown, Dark Gray, Light Gray or Light Green, Furrowed or Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Wet Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 2 - 9 and 14 - 17; A3.

USDA Hardiness Zones 4 - 8.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist to Dry Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Aphids, Spider Mites, Thrip and Scales, Phytophthora, Root Rot and Verticillium.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Poisonous Health Hazard.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Attracts Birds.

Wildlife use Fruit.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Viburnum lantana Tree Record." 1995-2018. Aug 16, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/viburnum-lantana >

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