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.