Guelder Rose

Viburnum opulus

The Guelder Rose, Viburnum opulus, is a spreading shrub growing to around 13ft (4m).

The Guelder Rose is not a member of the rose family, but gets its name from Geulderland in Holland where it was cultivated.  It bears fragrant flowers in May and June and carries translucent, red berries in autumn. The leaves turn a deep, wine-red in autumn.

Guelder rose is often planting in woodland situations and flourishes alongside other shrubs such as alder buckthorn and trees such as birch and alder and will colonise boggy areas of land. It also grows well in calcerous and neutral soils.

The leaves bark and berries of the plant are all poisonous if ingested.

Product details Price by quantity (pence)
Category Common Name Species Name Height (cm) 15+ 105+ 1005+ Quantity available
Shrub Guelder Rose Viburnum opulus 20-40 100 75 50 150