Lantana Viburnum

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Also known as Wayfaringtree Viburnum, the Viburnum Lantana (Viburnum lantana), is a vigorous, handsome, urban-tolerant large shrub with grayish dark-green leaves that are leathery in texture! Plus profuse, creamy-white, flat-topped clusters of blossoms call butterflies, hummingbirds and bees in droves! Featuring excellent red, burgundy, purple and mahogany fall color, you'll enjoy how the foliage remains on the plant well into the fall season!

Thriving in woodland and woodland edges, Lantana can be a multi-stemmed tree growing tall or allowed to remain shrubby in form. With stout branches, its shape is ornamental, rounded, multi-branching, plus both upright and spreading. Great for erosion control and holding back rain runoff, these shrubs spread politely to form thickets and colonies!

It produces orange-red berries in August that turn a bluish-black in fall. The fruit causes mild upsets when eaten unripe or in large quantities, but birds and wildlife love them! Very cold-hardy throughout USDA growing zones 4-7, you'll appreciate all the qualities this large-scale, hardy native shrub provides! Deer resistant and highly adaptable to a great many conditions and moisture levels, this is a shrub that can almost grow anywhere!

Planting and Application:

Lantana matures upwards of 15 feet in mature height, with an equal spread! But can be pruned to any size! You can even 'limb up' these shrubs to create tree-form shrubs for anchoring garden beds and highlighting a berm in your front lawn! Creating a gorgeous specimen, focal point and foundation planting that has eye-catching curb appeal! You can also try a staggered zig-zag to create a mass planting on a slope or large bare patch. Allowing them to colonize slopes and hard-to-mow areas for erosion control!

Be the envy of your neighborhood with a row separating your property from the road or use as living walls and living fences for Outdoor Garden Rooms that add tranquil privacy! Fringe a ring of these around your seating areas, fire-pits, pergolas or garden swing to create an outdoor space you can't wait to get lost in! Thick privacy and relaxing textures whisk the rest of the world away. Fantastic shelterbelt and windbreak shrubs, the lush privacy from the dense branching even provides screening in winter! Backdrop your beds and borders or anchor your other garden landscaping!

Keep as a dense shrub for privacy and screening, as well as windbreaks and for wildlife to thrive in! Viburnum forms dense colonies with basal suckering that can be encouraged or easily pruned away once a year! Group in 3's or 5's for creating wildlife and bird-friendly habitat and shelterbelts, when combined with the delightful fruit, you'll have every songbird stopping by for a fall feast!

  • Flat-Topped Fuzzy Heads of White Flowers in Spring
  • Multi-Stemmed Stout Branching or Prune to a Tree or Shrub
  • Flowers Loved by Pollinators & Berries for Birds!
  • Red Berries Turn Blue Black & Mahogany Foliage in Autumn
  • Wildlife & Shelterbelts, Hedges, Privacy & Naturalizing

#ProPlantTips for Care:

An easily grown Viburnum variety, Lantana prefers well-drained soil in full sun. They can grow in heavy clay soil, but grows best in alkaline soils. Tolerant of both full sun and part shade, these hardy plants appreciate some afternoon shade in the hotter growing zones during summer. Once established, Lantana Viburnum handles dry soils and is drought tolerant, pest and disease-free and rarely damaged by deer.

Mainly grown as an ornamental tree or shrub for its flowers and berries, so be sure to only prune right after the flowers have just finished so you don't remove next year's blooms! Any pruning however will remove your songbird's fall feast. Renewal prune every 3-4 years by removing the oldest fattest stems to the ground and encouraging new growth.

  • Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Most Well-Drained Soils & Alkaline, Saline, Clay Soil & Juglone Tolerant
  • Tolerates Average to Moist Soil - Drought Tolerant Once Established
  • Easy to Prune & Low Maintenance
  • Deer Rarely Bother These Modest Suckering Naturalizing Shrubs

Order this highly adaptable and tolerant Lantana Viburnum tree or shrub today from Nature Hills and set the stage for fantastic curb appeal tomorrow! Your wildlife, songbirds and pollinators will thank you for the feast!

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Lantana Viburnum Produce Fruit?

Lantana Viburnums will produce red fruit that turns black later in the season when another suitable Viburnum lantana pollinator is planted nearby.

Does Lantana Viburnum Bushes Spread?

The Lantana Viburnum rarely produces suckers and maintains a tidy form.

Do Lantana Shrubs Lose Their Leaves in Winter?

Lantana is a deciduous shrub that will drop its leaves each fall.

How tall is the Lantana Viburnum?

The mature size of the Lantana in optimal conditions is around 10-15 feet height and in width.

Will Lantana Viburnum grow in the shade?

This Viburnum needs to be planted in full shade and partial shade to achieve the strongest growth, best color, and flowering.

How do you care for a Viburnum Bush?

These are incredibly easy-care shrubs that need a sunny, moderately moist environment. Well-drained enriched soil and mulched beds are preferred.

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Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
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Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
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Lantana Viburnum Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-7
Growing Zones 4-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Viburnum lantana
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 10 - 15 feet
Mature Spread 10 - 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Average to Moist
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Gray-Green
Foliage Gray-Green
Fall Color Red, Burgundy / Purple, Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering