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.
Provenance certificates are available on request for Wayfaring trees, which are from the Southwest of England.
Viburnum lantana suppliers: Perrie Hale Forest Nursery
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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.
Time to Ultimate Height
Clay, loam, sand, chalk
Neutral, acid, alkaline
Sheltered or exposed
Full or partial sun