Wayfaring-tree - Viburnum lantana

Alt Name
Wayfaring Tree
Description

An attractive shrub with large heads of attractive creamy flowers, red, then red and black berries. It has rather rounded, simple toothed leaves.

Habitat

Will do well on most soils, but is especially good on chalk.

When to see it

The fragrant flower heads can be seen in spring and early summer.

Life History

Perennial.

UK Status

Fairly frequent in central and southern England but more scattered elsewhere.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 10 of the 617 tetrads.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map