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Viburnum opulus Hedge Plants

Guelder Rose hedging

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Viburnum opulus – commonly known as Guelder Rose – is a beautiful hedging plant that looks stunning throughout the seasons, producing glossy red berries and vibrant red foliage from early autumn and white lace-cap flowers in the summer.

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  • 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.

*Please note, 1 bare root = 1 Guelder Rose plant, not a bundle of plants. We use a mixture of bare root photos taken in leaf from our growing sites in summer, as well as during the bare root planting season when Guelder Rose may be defoliated.

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Guelder Rose Plant Description

Viburnum opulus is a vigorous, deciduous native shrub. It’s commonly known as Guelder Rose, a name that originated from the Gelderland province in the Netherlands, where a cultivar of the plant – the Snowball Tree – is said to have originated. Despite the name, Guelder Rose is not a rose plant – it’s actually a Viburnum.

Guelder Rose is known for its stunning appearance and is the true jewel in the crown of any garden, bringing seasonal interest and attracting an abundance of local wildlife. Bullfinches and mistle thrushes are particularly big fans of Viburnum opulus’ berries, but be warned, they are mildly toxic to humans if eaten raw. Although Guelder Rose is considered self-fertile, it’s a good idea to have more than one plant to ensure pollination.

Most common uses for Viburnum opulus hedging

Generally, Viburnum opulus hedges are used for informal hedging. For any wildlife lovers, Guelder Rose offers food and shelter for birds, butterflies, and bees.

Combine Guelder Rose with

We recommend growing Guelder Rose with other native hedging plants for a colourful, wildlife-friendly hedge.

Growth rate of Viburnum opulus

Guelder Rose has an average growth rate of around 20-40cm pa and can comfortably reach up to 5m in height.

Care advice for Viburnum opulus

For optimum berry growth, make sure to prune your Guelder Rose hedging after flowering. Virburnum opulus is happiest in moist, fertile soil but can handle most types of soil, aside from particularly acidic types.

Suggested planting density for Guelder Rose

For information on planting density for Guelder Rose, please see the product table above. In the 'No. Per Metre' column, you can find our recommended plant density for each individual plant species and root type.

Viburnum opulus hedges are available to buy year-round as Pot and Cell-Grown plants. Bare Root Viburnum opulus plants are available from November until mid/late May and can be pre-ordered in the summer.

Most of our Viburnum opulus hedging is UK grown by our knowledgeable experts who have years of nursery growing experience. On the rare occasion that we do source Viburnum opulus from outside of the UK, we make it our priority to ensure that our suppliers are second to none on quality. At best4hedging, we always strive to make sure that your Guelder Rose hedging plants reach you in the best condition and that they are of the highest standard, all whilst protecting our superb prices, so you know you can buy Viburnum opulus online with total confidence.

Showing 20 of our total 90 reviews, with an average rating of 5 stars. Read all 90 reviews for Viburnum opulus Hedge Plants.
Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 90 ratings.
December 27, 2020 | Anonymous
Viburnum opulus Hedge Plants

As Above

December 21, 2020 | Anonymous
Viburnum opulus Hedge Plants

I’m happy., would use again

December 17, 2020 | heather Baker
Viburnum opulus Hedge Plants

As Above

December 10, 2020 | Anonymous
Viburnum opulus Hedge Plants

As Above

December 10, 2020 | Stella Smith
Viburnum opulus Hedge Plants

Very healthy plants and larger than was expected !

August 4, 2020 | Sarah Harris
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July 18, 2020 | Rosie
Viburnum opulus Hedge Plants

These were container grown.

July 9, 2020 | Anonymous
Viburnum opulus Hedge Plants

One of the rose plants arrived with holes in the leaves - I can only assume it has pests already . The o

April 8, 2020 | Anonymous
Viburnum opulus Hedge Plants

Yeah just great lovely bush

March 29, 2020 | Janette Gibson
Viburnum opulus Hedge Plants

As Above

March 25, 2020 | Chris Knowles
Viburnum opulus Hedge Plants

As Above

February 27, 2020 | Robert Hudson
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December 27, 2019 | patricia barlow
Viburnum opulus Hedge Plants

Hesges were well packed with roots still damp on delivery

December 19, 2019 | Helen Woodley
Viburnum opulus Hedge Plants

A lot bigger than expected yet charged smaller price! Very happy!

November 27, 2019 | Sarah S. Glanville
Viburnum opulus Hedge Plants

As before I love Virburnums of all sorts, looking forward to Spring, the birds will love the masses of red berries later on.

September 15, 2019 | RODNEY W KELK
Viburnum opulus Hedge Plants

Good, healthy specimens.Ready to go and looking good already after only a couple of weeks in the ground.

April 15, 2019 | Michael North
Viburnum opulus Hedge Plants

Plants look good and are growing well after a few weeks.

April 6, 2019 | Anonymous
Viburnum opulus Hedge Plants

The plants appear good quality.

March 21, 2019 | Anonymous
Viburnum opulus Hedge Plants

As Above

March 20, 2019 | Michael Greig
Viburnum opulus Hedge Plants

As Above

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  • Orders £85 & over (ex. VAT) to mainland UK are delivered FREE* (Exceptions apply - see below for Scottish Highlands etc)
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  • At an additional cost, we can deliver to Scottish Highlands & Islands, which we classify as including AB (Aberdeen) and DD (Dundee) postcodes, as well as Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle Man. The exact delivery cost is order specific and will need to be quoted by one of our team, so please contact us on 01257 261 243

*For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £200 (ex VAT) for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £200 (ex VAT) please call or email us to agree upon a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page

Pallet deliveries are always undertaken on an 18-tonne vehicle (similar in size to a standard refuse vehicle). If for any reason you require a smaller vehicle please contact our sales team who can arrange this for you. There will be an additional surcharge applied for small vehicle deliveries

Delivery Timescales

99% of our orders are dispatched within 3 to 7 working days of receipt and most the day after the order is placed. We can do “next day delivery” on many of our products for an additional £12 (incl VAT) but please call on 01257 494 491 before placing your order to check.

We can also deliver on a specified date to suit you. Please indicate the date you would like to receive delivery in the notes section of the checkout (or place your order by phone) and we’ll do our utmost to meet that date.

Occasional hiccups can occur (such as broken down vehicles) and although we are very experienced in logistics we cannot be held liable for costs incurred or inconvenience due to late deliveries - see terms and conditions for more information.

You will receive an email or telephone call confirming the dispatch of your order 24/48 hours before it arrives with you.

Exceptions to our quick turnaround timescale

Pre-orders - if you have placed an order that includes products on pre-order, then they will be dispatched to you as soon as they are available. If your order includes pre-order bare roots or root balls you will be notified once they are being dispatched (root balls from mid to late October and bare roots from early to mid-November).

Root balls - lifting root balls involves the use of complex, heavy machinery, this lifting is carried out twice a week in the root ball season so we do still have a prompt turnaround timescale but if your order has just missed one lifting, it will be a few days before we lift again. We are always happy to confirm when we can deliver to you before you order. The benefit of this method of supplying root balls is that they are always fresh and therefore have a higher success rate than root balls that are stored out of the soil.

Weather conditions can affect dispatch - bare root and root ball plants are not lifted if the ground is too cold (it damages the roots) and the delivery of all plants can be affected if the water supply is frozen (because we water all plants before packing). Extremely hot weather can also be challenging and occasionally we hold backorders for species that are particularly vulnerable. We ask our customers to be mindful of bank holidays when couriers are not active.

We'd like to stress that although there are exceptions, the vast majority of our orders are dispatched extremely quickly and we are proud of our logistics developed over many years of delivering plants to tens of thousands of customers.


We inspect plants carefully before dispatch but accept that very occasionally things may go wrong. 
You can return your plants (within 14 days) for a refund or replacement (we’ll help with the process of returning). If your plants arrived damaged then returns are free of charge. However, we ask that you inform us as soon as possible. If you’d like to return your plants because of a change of plan or if we do not agree that the plants are significantly damaged (the loss of a few leaves in transit or a loose pot on arrival, for example, wouldn't be harmful to the plants), then we may ask you to pay the full or partial return costs if you still wanted to return them. We’re very reasonable and always aim for complete satisfaction as demonstrated by our amazing Feefo customer reviews which can be viewed here.

Should you wish to return any products that you have over-bought, no longer require or purchased in error you will incur both a return cost (different charges for pallets and Boxes) and the original cost of delivery incurred by Best4hedging. Please contact the Service team for charges and/or to organise a return. Plants will be subject to a quality control check from our Nursery upon return before any refund is authorised and processed.

Please note that in the case of damaged plants, if you have not notified us of a problem within 14 days of delivery, we consider you to have accepted the plants and Best4Hedging has no further liability for them should they fail.

You can read more about our returns policy in our terms and conditions here.

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