Wayfaring Tree

The wayfaring tree (Viburnum lantana) is a deciduous shrub native to Europe and Asia. It has creamy-white flowers and clusters of red berries that turn black.

The Appearance

A medium-sized deciduous shrub with a dense, rounded habit and dark green, oval leaves that turn red in autumn. It produces clusters of white flowers followed by red to black berries.


The Produce

Creamy white flowers with a hint of pink appear in late spring to early summer, attracting pollinators.


The Flowers

Produces clusters of white flowers in spring, followed by red to black berries in autumn.


The Leaves

They are dark green during the growing season, turning to shades of red or purple in the fall.


The Bark

The bark is gray and smooth, becoming more fissured with age.


The Habitat

Prefers well-drained soils and full sun to partial shade. Commonly found in woodlands and hedgerows.


The Ecology

Provides habitat and food for various wildlife, including birds and insects. The berries are eaten by birds.


The Culture

Valued for its ornamental flowers and berries. Often planted in gardens and parks.


Fun Facts

Wayfaring Tree is known for its durable wood and its use in traditional hedging.

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