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Wayfaring Tree

Viburnum lantana

Also known as

Common Wayfaring Tree, Cotton Tree, Coven Tree, Lithy Tree, Mealy Tree, The Cottoner, Twistwood, Wayfaring Viburnum

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








20 years to reach maturity


  • 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


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


Special features of Wayfaring Tree

Hedge plant

Other uses of Wayfaring Tree

Banks, hedging, specimen

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