Viburnum lantana 'Mohican'

Tried and Trouble-free Recommended by 5 Professionals
Common Name: wayfaringtree viburnum
Type: Deciduous shrub
Family: Adoxaceae
Zone: 4 to 8
Height: 7.00 to 8.00 feet
Spread: 7.00 to 10.00 feet
Bloom Time: May
Bloom Description: White
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Dry to medium
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Hedge
Flower: Showy
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies
Fruit: Showy
Tolerate: Drought


Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Better drought tolerance than most other viburnums. Prune immediately after flowering since flower buds form in summer for the following year.

Noteworthy Characteristics

This wayfaring tree cultivar is a compact, dense, upright, rounded, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub which typically matures to 7-8' tall and 9-10' wide. Non-fragrant, creamy white flowers in flat-topped cymes (to 3-5" diameter) appear in spring. Flowers give way in July to orangish-red berry-like drupes which hold their showy color for approximately one month before ripening to black. Thick, ovate, dark green leaves (to 4.5" long). Variable fall color is most often a somewhat undistinguished reddish purple.


No serious insect or disease problems. Reportedly has good resistance to bacterial leaf spot.

Garden Uses

Shrub borders, screen or hedge.