Viburnum opulus (also called Guelder rose)
Vigorous deciduous berry bearing shrub. Upright oval growth habit in youth, becoming arching and spreading with age. Bright display of berries and foliage in autumn. Good for hedging/screens, wildlife woodland and low maintenance gardens. Attractive to wildlife.
Viburnum opulus is a host for over-wintering aphids..
White flowers in spring, red berries in autumn.
Opposite, trilobed leaves up to 10cm long on brownish-purple stems. H: 4m x S: 4m
Older stems brown and woody, younger growth slightly shiny with a pinkish tinge.
Flat topped inflorescences of scented white flowers in late spring to early summer.
Bunches of shiny, translucent, red berries in autumn.
Full sun to partial shade.
Moist, well drained. Can cope with damp situations. Tolerates poor soil.
Prune and reshape to avoid habit becoming gangly. Regrows quickly when cut back and may form thickets of suckers.
From seed in autumn or cuttings in summer.
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