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Wayfaring Tree

Viburnum lantana

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Also known as

Cotton Tree, Coven Tree, Lithy Tree, Mealy Tree, The Cottoner, Twistwood, Wayfaring Viburnum, Meal tree

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

4m

2.5m

Min

2.5m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Wayfaring Tree Overview

This is a deciduous species, It forms a tall branching shrub about 4.5m high. The oval leaves have hairy undersides and will turn red in the autumn. In early summer small, creamy white flowers are profusely borne in flat clusters. The oblong red fruits will ripen to black.

Common problems with Wayfaring Tree

How to propagate Wayfaring Tree

Cuttings

You can propagate from cuttings in the summer or from seed in autumn.

Seed

Special features of Wayfaring Tree

Hedge plant

Other uses of Wayfaring Tree

Banks, hedging, specimen

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