Viburnum, Wayfaringtree 'Mohican'

Viburnum lantana

Family: Adoxaceae (a-dox-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Viburnum (vy-BUR-num) (Info)
Species: lantana (lan-TAN-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Mohican



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)


12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)


USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Denver, Colorado

Machesney Park, Illinois

Spring Grove, Illinois

Davenport, Iowa

Clermont, Kentucky

Georgetown, Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Nicholasville, Kentucky

Versailles, Kentucky

Easton, Maryland

Austin, Minnesota

Union Springs, New York

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Webster, South Dakota

Garland, Texas

Lexington, Virginia

Menasha, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 26, 2017, Kthoennes from Sioux Falls, SD wrote:

So glad I discovered this shrub. Here in SE South Dakota at least it thrives even in heavy shade, has nice dense foliage, and it's very tough. Deer or rabbits ate one of them down to the ground last winter, just left nubs, and in the spring it sprouted right back up and it's already knee high. I do notice some larger plants at the garden centers get leggy and sparse, but ours still sprout dense foliage right down to the ground. No blooms or berries on any of the plants after two years though -- not enough to pollinate maybe (just have four over a 2/3 acre lot)?


On Jan 28, 2006, ViburnumValley from Scott County, KY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Viburnum lantana 'Mohican' is one tough plant. It has the leathery leaves similar to Viburnum x rhytidophylloides 'Allegheny' and Viburnum rhytidophyllum, but it is completely deciduous here in KY.

'Mohican' flowers and fruits prolifically here; it is a good partner for the above-mentioned species. It is NOT a sweetly fragrant viburnum.


On Dec 9, 2005, bigcityal from Menasha, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

Big rough leafed shrub. Flowering minimal. More tolerant of soil conditions. No borer problems seen on this plant.