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Hollinshead Water-wise Garden Plants

Photo:
Pat Kolling

Taxon ID#

97

Beautiful decidous shrub, showy fruit and flower

Scientific  Name:

Viburnum lantana 'Mohican'

Common Name 1

› Wayfaring Tree

Family:

Adoxaceae

Origins:

Europe

Plant Type:

Med - Lg Shrub (usually >3' and never < 1.5')
Common Name 2

Common Name 3

Oregon native:

no

Western state native:

no

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Landscape Application Information

Seasonal Care

Resource Links

MAINTENANCE

Maintenance Level:

Low

Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:

4

Sun Preference:

Partial Sun

Water Preference:

L

Soil Preference:

Grow in average well drained soils. tolerates dry soil once established.

Fertilizer Needs:

Tolerates alkaline conditions better than other species of viburnum.

Recommended Mulch:

PLANT DESCRIPTION

Foliage Color:

Dark Green

Foliage Description:

Thick, leathery, rough-textured, finely toothed, ovate, dark green leaves 2-5" long with rounded to cordate bases. Leaves turn dark green with purplish-red tones in fall.

Fragrant:

no

Predominant flower color:

White

Flower Description:

Small white flowers in flat-topped clusters bloom in spring; 3-5 " diameter. Flowers give way in July to red, berry-like drupes which hold their showy color for about a month before turning black.

Fall color:

yes

Fall Color Description:

Lovely fall color

Winter Foliage:

Deciduous

Winter Interest:

no

Winter Interest Description:

Mature height:

7-8'

Mature spread:

7-10'

Growth rate:

LANDSCAPE APPLICATION

Deer Resistant:

yes

Fire Resistant:

yes

Attracts Pollinators:

yes

Attracts Butterflies:

yes

Native Habitat:

Attracts Birds:

yes

Cut/Dried Flowers:

no

Used by Wildlife:

no

Swales:

no

Wildlife Use:

Photo:

Hedge/Screen:

yes

Border:

yes

Erosion Control:

no

Windbreak:

yes

Ground Cover:

no

Provides Shade:

no

Rock Garden:

no

Cover Structures:

no

First Bloom:

May

Last Bloom:

Adds Texture/Movement:

Jun

Ornamental Accent:

yes

yes

Garden Observations:

Seasonal Care
Maintenance

SEASONAL CARE

Spring Care:

Prune as needed immediately after flowering, because flower buds form in summer for the following year.

Summer Care:

Fall Care:

Winter Care:

Long Term Care:

Insect Pests:

Wildlife Pests:

Diseases:

No serious disease problems. Powdery mildew may occur. reportedly has good resistance to bacterial leaf spot.

Environmental Problems:

Shrubs will self seed, and have escaped gardens and naturalized in some parts of the US.

Landscape Problems:

Care Comments:

RESOURCES

OSU Landscape Profile:

USDA Plants:

Calscape Database:

LBJ Native Plant Database:

Missouri Botanical Garden Database:

Monrovia Profile:

Alternate Source 1:

Alternate Source 2:

Source Comment:

Landscape Application
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Plant Maintenance Information

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