Viburnum - Lantana
Birds Love Urban Tolerant Shrub
The Viburnum Lantana, Viburnum 'Lantana', is a vigorous, handsome, urban-tolerant large shrub with gray green, leathery leaves and profuse, creamy-white blossoms.
It produces red berries in August that turn a bluish-black in fall. The fruit causes mild upsets when eaten unripe or in large quantities. Birds and wildlife love them.
It has an excellent mahogany fall color, and the foliage is retained late into the season. It matures to 15' with an equal spread, but can be pruned to any size.
An easily grown plant, Lantana prefers well-drained soil, can grow in heavy clay soil, and takes full sun to part shade. This small tree grows best in alkaline soils.
Thriving in woodland and woodland edges, ‘Lantana’ is multi-stemmed with stout branches. Its' shape is rounded, branching, upright, and spreading.
‘Lantana’ is drought tolerant and is mainly grown as an ornamental plant for its flowers and berries.
*Heads of White Flowers in Spring
*Red Berries Turn Blue Black in Autumn
*Mahogony Foliage in Autumn
|Mature Height||10-15 feet|
|Mature Spread||10-15 feet|
|Soil||Widely Adaptable, Well Drained|
|Mature Form||Rounded, Upright|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Fall Color||Purple Red|