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Viburnum lantana hedge

Wayfaring Viburnum hedging
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A popular ornamental shrub, Viburnum lantana provides seasonal colour and wildlife value whilst also making the perfect, informal hedging screen. Domes of snowy white flowers are produced in spring which turn into red fruits in the autumn, ripening to black. The deeply grooved, velvet foliage is grey-green, turning red in autumn before falling.

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  • Best Features: White flowers, red-black berries, red autumn foliage, wildlife value
  • Ideal For Hedges: 1m - 5m high
  • Growth Rate: Average | 20-40cm a year
  • Position: Any normal soil, sun or partial shade, exposed inland and coastal
  • Also Consider: Viburnum tinus 'Eve Price' for an evergreen, winter flowering variety. Viburnum Lantana also goes well with the other species found in our Mixed Hedging Packs. 
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Viburnum lantana hedging description

Viburnum lantana, commonly known as the Wayfaring Tree as it was often planted along waysides, provides an array of features from spring through to autumn. Plant Viburnum lantana for fragrant flowers, colourful berries and autumn colour. Viburnum lantana is great for wildlife gardens as birds will eat the berries and seek shelter within its branches. The white flowers also produce nectar, yielded by butterflies. The Cotton Tree will grow well in any moist yet well-drained site and is suited to most soil types. The Common Wayfaring Tree will have the best flower display if planted in full sun but will tolerate both partial shade and drought.

Most popular uses of Wayfaring Viburnum hedge plants

This deciduous Viburnum variety is often planted along paths but also makes a great hedging screen for informal boundaries. The dense, upright habit makes this native Viburnum perfect for cottage gardens and relaxed, informal hedging.

Combine Viburnum lantana with

This native hedging shrub can be incorporated into a mixed native hedge or hedgerow. It also looks fantastic planted as a stand-alone hedge or ornamental shrub.

Growth rate of Wayfaring Tree hedge plants

Lantana Viburnum is ideal for hedging of up to 5m and will achieve this relatively quickly with an average growth rate of 20-40cm per year.

Care advice for lantana Viburnum Hedging

We advise trimming your Viburnum lantana hedge annually each winter. For any further information about pruning or caring for your Viburnum hedge plants, please view our Hedging Care Advice page.

Suggested planting density for Viburnum

For guidance and specific information on spacing when planting your hedge, please see the product table. In the 'No. Per Metre' column, you will find our recommended planting density for each individual plant species and root type.

We offer Viburnum lantana in the cost-effective hedging option of bare root plants, available November to early April (depending on the season).

The vast majority of our Viburnum hedging plants are UK grown by industry experts, although occasionally it is necessary to source from specialist growers overseas, where we are confident that the quality of care given cannot be faulted. At best4hedging, our aim is to provide you with the healthiest Viburnum lantana hedge plants, in the best condition, whilst keeping our prices to a minimum, providing you with reliable quality and service.


Delivery Cost

  • Orders £50 & over (ex. VAT) to mainland UK are delivered FREE* (Exceptions apply - see below for Scottish Highlands etc)
  • Orders under £50 (ex. VAT) to mainland UK £9.95
  • At an additional cost, we can deliver to Scottish Highlands & Islands, which we classify as including AB (Aberdeen) and DD (Dundee) postcodes, as well as Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle Man. The exact delivery cost is order specific and will need to be quoted by one of our team, so please contact us on 01257 261 243

*For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £200 (ex VAT) for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £200 (ex VAT) please call or email us to agree upon a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page

Free delivery over £150

Pallet deliveries are always undertaken on an 18-tonne vehicle (similar in size to a standard refuse vehicle). If for any reason you require a smaller vehicle please contact our sales team who can arrange this for you. There will be an additional surcharge applied for small vehicle deliveries

Delivery Timescales

99% of our orders are dispatched within 3-5 working days of receipt and most the day after the order is placed. We can do “next day delivery” on many of our products but please call before placing your order to check.

We can also deliver on a specified date to suit you. Please indicate the date you would like to receive delivery in the notes section of the checkout (or place your order by phone) and we’ll do our utmost to meet that date.

Occasional hiccups can occur (such as broken down vehicles) and although we are very experienced in logistics we cannot be held liable for costs incurred or inconvenience due to late deliveries - see terms and conditions for more information.

You will receive an email or telephone call confirming the dispatch of your order 24/48 hours before it arrives with you.

Exceptions to our quick turnaround timescale

Pre-orders - if you have placed an order that includes products on pre-order, then they will be dispatched to you as soon as they are available. If your order includes pre-order bare roots or root balls you will be notified once they are being dispatched (root balls from mid to late October and bare roots from early to mid-November).

Root balls - lifting root balls involves the use of complex, heavy machinery, this lifting is carried out twice a week in the root ball season so we do still have a prompt turnaround timescale but if your order has just missed one lifting, it will be a few days before we lift again. We are always happy to confirm when we can deliver to you before you order. The benefit of this method of supplying root balls is that they are always fresh and therefore have a higher success rate than root balls that are stored out of the soil.

Weather conditions can affect dispatch - bare root and root ball plants are not lifted if the ground is too cold (it damages the roots) and the delivery of all plants can be affected if the water supply is frozen (because we water all plants before packing). Extremely hot weather can also be challenging and occasionally we hold back orders for species that are particularly vulnerable. We ask our customers to be mindful of bank holidays when couriers are not active.

We'd like to stress that although there are exceptions, the vast majority of our orders are dispatched extremely quickly and we are proud of our logistics developed over many years of delivering plants to tens of thousands of customers.


We inspect plants carefully before dispatch but accept that very occasionally things may go wrong. 
You can return your plants (within 14 days) for a refund or replacement (we’ll help with the process of returning). If your plants arrived damaged then returns are free of charge. However, we ask that you inform us as soon as possible. If you’d like to return your plants because of a change of plan or if we do not agree that the plants are significantly damaged (the loss of a few leaves in transit or a loose pot on arrival, for example, wouldn't be harmful to the plants), then we may ask you to pay the full or partial return costs if you still wanted to return them. We’re very reasonable and always aim for complete satisfaction as demonstrated by our amazing Feefo customer reviews which can be viewed here.

Should you wish to return any products that you have over-bought, no longer require or purchased in error you will incur both a return cost (different charges for pallets and Boxes) and the original cost of delivery incurred by Best4hedging. Please contact the Service team for charges and/or to organise a return. Plants will be subject to a quality control check from our Nursery upon return before any refund is authorised and processed.

Please note that in the case of damaged plants, if you have not notified us of a problem within 14 days of delivery, we consider you to have accepted the plants and Best4Hedging has no further liability for them should they fail.

You can read more about our returns policy in our terms and conditions here.

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You can order online or over the phone by calling our dedicated Sales & Advice team. 

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Call our Sales & Advice team on 01257 261 243

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