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Wayfaring Tree (Viburnum lantana)
Viburnum lantana

Wayfaring Tree (Viburnum lantana)

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Wayfaring Tree (Viburnum lantana)

Another Viburnum, like the Guelder Rose, which is widely distributed in the south on calcareous soils. The Wayfaring Tree has creamy white lily scented flowers in May - June which attract bees and butterflies, and are followed by red berries that turn black as they ripen. 

Why "Wayfaring"? 16th century botanist John Gerard called it the "Wayfarer", as it popped up so frequently along lanes and paths across the chalky downland of southern England. It's still a good indicator of ancient byways.

Like all the native trees we sell, our Wayfaring trees are grown in the UK from UK origin seed.

Suppliers: Perrie Hale Forest Nursery, RV Roger, British Hardwood Trees.

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See our planting and size guide for details and tips on planting. Our Wayfaring trees are all bare root, and are consequently available for delivery from November until March. During the lifting season there may be up to two weeks delay between placing the order and dispatching, due to weather conditions or pressure of orders, which are dealt with in date sequence. Orders placed for Viburnum lantana between March and September are confirmed in October ready for dispatch from November.


  • Ultimate Height


  • Ultimate Spread


  • Time to Ultimate Height

    10 years


  • Type

    Clay, loam, sand, chalk

  • pH

    Neutral, acid, alkaline


  • Position

    Sheltered or exposed

  • Sunlight

    Full or partial sun