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Wayfaring - Viburnum lantana
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The Wayfaring Tree is a lovely flowering and berrying shrub which is often to be seen in hedgerows on chalkland in the south of England. Native to Britain, it has a long season of interest with large heads of attractive creamy flowers, red, then black berries and scarlet autumn colour. It also has excellent wildlife value.
Site and soil
Will do well on most soils, but is especially good on chalk and performs well near the coast. The Wayfaring Tree needs sun or part shade to flower and berry well.
Height and spread
Below are the approximate stages of growth, assuming sited in suitable conditions for this species;
After 10 years: 5m x 4m
After 20 years 5m x 4m
Leaf and bark
The leaves are broadly ovate with serrated margins and downy undersides. They are grey-green, colouring bright red in autumn before leaf fall. The bark is greyish-brown.
Flower, seed and fruit
The small tubular white flowers are carried in dense domed heads in spring and early summer; they are very fragrant. The berries which follow are bright red, ripening to black in autumn. The berries are not poisonous, but are best avoided as they could cause a stomach upset.
Mixed wildlife hedges, woodland margins, specimen shrub.
Bees, butterflies and hoverflies visit the flowers. A variety of bird species including blackbirds, fieldfares and waxwings eat the berries, as do the Dormouse and the Wood Mouse.
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More commonly used as part of a mixed species within a native hawthorn hedge.
New hedgerows should be planted in two staggered rows 30cm apart.
We recommend a minimum of 5 plants per metre.
Can be trimmed as part of a mixed hedge in winter, or hard-pruned in early spring.
Readily available advice
For additional information on planting and maintaining your plants, please see our advice pages.
We provide extensive articles, tips, and even tutorial videos, ideal for beginners and those with previous planting experience.
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