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Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) – Bareroot


Guelder Rose – A very good native shrub that is very much at home in any mixed native hedge. Fragrant white flowers are followed by glossy red berries and the leaves give good autumn colour. A very good hedge plant for native wildlife.

Minimum order 25 whips.


Viburnum opulus, commonly known as the European cranberry bush or guelder rose, is a versatile deciduous shrub that serves as an excellent choice for hedging in gardens and landscapes. With its dense and spreading habit, Viburnum opulus creates a robust hedge that provides both aesthetic appeal and functional benefits. The distinctive three-lobed leaves and striking clusters of white flowers, which mature into bright red berries resembling cranberries, contribute to its ornamental value. Beyond its visual charm, this hedge is a boon for wildlife enthusiasts, as it attracts a variety of beneficial insects, butterflies, and birds. The berries, though toxic to humans, are a valuable food source for many bird species, especially during the winter months. Additionally, the dense foliage offers nesting sites and shelter for birds, contributing to the overall biodiversity of the area. In essence, planting Viburnum opulus as a hedge not only enhances the landscape but also fosters a thriving ecosystem, making it a wonderful choice for those looking to create a wildlife-friendly garden.

Please see our GUIDE TO PLANTING HEDGES for more info.

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Full shade;Partial shade;Full sun

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Ultimate Height

4 metres

Ultimate Spread

4 metres