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Viburnum opulus hedge plants

Guelder Rose hedging

From £3.49

Viburnum opulus is also commonly known as Guelder Rose. It's a stunning choice of hedging to have in your garden. It’s the perfect choice if you’re looking for a plant that has magnificent seasonal interest. Viburnum opulus produces jewel-like red berries from early autumn, creamy white lace-cap flower heads in the summer and a striking red autumnal colour.

  • Best Features: Red berries, wildlife-friendly, summer flowers, autumn colour
  • Ideal For Hedges: 1-5m high
  • Growth Rate: Average | 20-40cm a year
  • Position: Any normal or moist soil, sun or partial shade, Exposed or sheltered inland
  • Also Consider: Pyracantha hedging for an evergreen with berries and flowers.
Grouped product items
ImageRoot TypeHeight NowExtra InfoNo Per
Guelder Rose 20/40cm Cell grown
Guelder Rose 20/40cm Cell grown

Pot Grown


Min Qty 12

5 to 7






Guelder Rose 30/50cm 2L pot
Guelder Rose 30/50cm 2L pot

Pot Grown
2L Pot









Guelder Rose Plant Description

Some people get confused thinking Guelder Rose is a rose plant, but in fact, it’s a Viburnum. It’s a favourable choice for native hedge plant mixes, as it adds seasonal interest and is wildlife friendly. Be mindful that the glossy red berries Viburnum opulus produces are slightly poisonous. Although this species is considered self-fertile, it’s advised to have more than one plant to ensure pollination and subsequently, berries.

Common Uses of Viburnum opulus Hedges

Viburnum opulus hedges tend to be used for informal hedging. It offers stunning seasonal interest and makes a fantastic shelter for wildlife. Guelder Rose is a magnificent bushy hedging shrub.

Combine Viburnum opulus With

Viburnum opulus hedging can be mixed with other native hedging plants to create a colourful, wildlife-friendly display. 

Growth Rate of Guelder Rose Hedging

Viburnum opulus has an average growth rate and will achieve between 20-40cm pa. Guelder Rose is ideal for desired heights of up to 5m

Care Advice for Viburnum opulus Hedges

To promote berry production, Viburnum opulus requires pruning after flowering. For more information about Viburnum opulus, please take a look at best4hedging’s care and pruning instructions in our advice section.

Suggested Planting Density for Guelder Rose

For information on planting density for your Viburnum opulus plants, please see the product table. In the 'No. Per Metre' column, you will find our recommended plant density for each plant species and root type.

Guelder Rose plants are available to buy year-round as pot grown and cell grown plants. Bare root, Viburnum opulus plants, are available from November - mid/late May, using cold stored plants towards the end of the season, and can be pre-ordered in the summer.

The bulk of our Guelder Rose is UK grown by our experts who have years of nursery growing knowledge and experience. On the odd occasion that we do source Guelder Rose from outside of the UK, we make it our priority to ensure that our suppliers cannot be beaten on quality. At best4hedging, we strive to make sure that your Guelder Rose plants reach you in the freshest condition and that they are of the highest standard while protecting our great prices. Rest assured, you can buy Viburnum opulus online with complete confidence.

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all costs & min.order

min. order
free delivery



pot grown
& topiary




planting essentials

standard box delivery


bare roots up to 1.2m


pot size up to and including 7.5L

(min qty 12)


ornamental & fruit trees

all tools, irrigation, canes & mulch matting

tall box delivery


bare roots 1.2m+







pallet delivery




pot size 10L & above,  root ball & topiary


(min qty 3)



pleached trees delivery







All pleached trees



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