wayfaringtree viburnum Caprifoliaceae Viburnum
|Leaf: Opposite, simple, deciduous (may be tardily so), broadly ovate, 2 to 5 inches long, uniformly coarse-serrate, rather thick and leathery, dark green above with sunken veins, pale pubescent beneath and on the petiole, purple-red fall color.
Flower: Showy, displayed in 3 to 5 inches flat-top dense clusters of tiny creamy white flowers, each with 5 petals, very fragrant, appearing in spring.
Fruit: Elliptical drupes displayed in terminal clusters, each 1/3 inch long, somewhat flattened, green to red and finally black.
Twig: Medium texture, scruffy gray-brown with obvious pubescence; vegetative buds are naked, stalked and scruffy gray-brown; flower buds bulbous.
Bark: Initially smooth and gray-brown and lenticelled, becoming somewhat scaly.
Form: Rounded multistem shrub to 15 feet.
Looks like: linden viburnum
- leatherleaf viburnum
- Koreanspice viburnum
| Additional Range Information:
Viburnum lantana is planted in the USDA
hardiness zones shown above and may seed
into the landscape. See
states reporting wayfaringtree viburnum.
| External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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Photos and text by: John Seiler,
Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera,
and John Peterson