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Viburnum, Wayfaringtree 'Variegatum'

Viburnum lantana

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



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


6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 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


Grown for foliage



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:

Peoria, Illinois

Rantoul, Illinois

Clermont, Kentucky

Georgetown, Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Nicholasville, Kentucky

Sandwich, Massachusetts

Saint Louis, Missouri

Lexington, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 10, 2007, Equilibrium wrote:

The straight species Viburnum lantana (introduced to the contintent of North America) has been documented as having naturalized in 16 states. Wisconsin has formally identified it as weedy/invasive. 'Although 'Variegata' is a cultivar of the straight species, it is quite capable of being equally as "weedy" as the straight species and it is definitely capable of hybridizing. Several nursery sources claim "There is no evidence of it escaping from cultivation and becoming an invasive species" although it is beginning to appear on several unofficial lists in states such as Pennsylvania-
"known to be problematic in other parts of Pennsylvania and may become problematic in Murrysville"
This plant started popping up on my property so I did remove the three parent plants I had as we... read more


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

The variegated Viburnum lantana selections are pretty similar beasts. I have seen many forms of these, and all somewhat resembled herbicide-damaged plants. But, unlike some other variegated plants that just limp along, Viburnum lantana is a tough customer which grows well even under adverse conditions.

'Holden Golden' has done well here in the heat/humidity of central KY on heavy clay loam. Observe this plant in full leaf in summer before making a purchase decision.