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Care of the plant Viburnum lantana or Wayfaring tree.

Care of the plant Viburnum lantana or Wayfaring tree

The genus Viburnum, family Caprifoliaceae, includes 200 species of shrubs and trees native to the Northern Hemisphere, South America and the island of Java. Some species are: Viburnum lantana, Viburnum suspensum, Viburnum rhytidophyllum, Viburnum fragans, Viburnum opulus, Viburnum rigidum, Viburnum tinus, Viburnum tomentosum, Viburnum utile, Viburnum awabuki.

Common names: Wayfaring tree, Wayfarer. This species is native to Europe and the Mediterranean region.

They are shrubs or small trees that reach 5 meters in height. The leaves are serrated, wide and oval in shape; they have shiny hairs on the underside and turn reddish in autumn. The flowers are creamy-white. They bloom from late spring to early summer. They produce elongated berries that are first red and then black.

Viburnum lantana can grow in full sun or semi-shade exposure. They prefer mild temperatures but resist cold.

The soil can be normal garden soil that contains abundant organic matter and is well drained with coarse sand.

Water frequently but with little amount of water; increase watering in summer. They do not resist drought.

Fertilize in autumn with manure or compost.

They can be attacked by aphids if they suffer from drought.

They are propagated by herbaceous cuttings in summer or by woody cuttings in late winter.

Images of the plant Viburnum lantana or Wayfaring tree

Viburnum lantana
Viburnum lantana
Viburnum lantana
Viburnum lantana
Viburnum lantana
Viburnum lantana
Viburnum lantana
 

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