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Viburnum opulus
Guelder rose
Viburnum opulus, Guelder rose. Vale of Ewyas.
Guelder Rose (Viburnum opulus)

Guelder Rose (Viburnum opulus)

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Guelder Rose (Viburnum opulus)

Guelder Rose, Viburnum opulus, isn't a rose at all, but a viburnum like the Wayfaring Tree. It is, notwithstanding, a very beautiful shrub with all year round interest, which has been here since at least the Iron Age. It has large lobed leaves which turn well in the autumn, and globes of white flowers in early summer, followed by bright red berries, popular with birds, particularly Mistle thrushes. It does well in heavy soils. Guelder Rose bark is used by herbalists for a variety of ailments.

Like all the native trees we sell, our Guelder roses are grown in the UK from UK origin seed.

Suppliers: Perrie Hale Forest Nursery, RV Roger, British Hardwood Trees.

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See our planting and size guide for details and tips on planting Guelder Roses.

These Guelder Rose plants are all bare root, and are consequently available for delivery from November until March (please ask if you are interested in pot grown plants). During the lifting season there may be up to two weeks delay between placing the order and dispatching, due to weather conditions or pressure of orders, which are dealt with in date sequence. Orders placed for Viburnum opulus between March and September are confirmed in October ready for dispatch from November.


  • Ultimate Height


  • Ultimate Spread


  • Time to Ultimate Height

    20 years


  • Type

    Clay, loam, sand, chalk

  • pH

    Neutral, acid, alkaline


  • Position

    Sheltered or exposed

  • Sunlight

    Full shade, partial shade, full sun