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Guelder Rose

Viburnum opulus

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  • £3.29
Size / Type Price per item for
1+ 5+ 50+ 250+
Price per item for 1+ 5+ 50+ 250+
Sd 40-60cm
£1.99
£1.49
£1.38
£1.19
Tr 60-90cm
£3.29
£2.89
£2.66
£2.31
  • Plant Types & Availability - More information

    Sd = Bare Root Seedling, Tr = Bare Root Transplant

    All prices include VAT at 20%.

Vigorous, bushy, native, deciduous shrub or small tree with flat heads of heavily scented white flowers May and June. Each cluster of flowers is surrounded by a ring of larger sterile flowers. The flowers are very attractive to insects, especially hoverflies. They are followed in autumn by masses of bunches of translucent bright red berries, which provide good food for birds, especially bullfinches and mistle thrushes. The large dark green leaves turn brilliant red in autumn complementing the red berries. Any good moist soil but will thrive in wet or boggy situations.

HEDGE Can be grown as an informal hedge or added to a mixed native hedge. Trim to shape after flowering, taking care not to remove flowering/berrying stems. For hedges 1.5 - 3m (5 - 10ft). Plant 60cm (2ft) apart.

SHRUB 4 x 4.6m (13 x 15ft).

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Guelder Rose is available as:

Sd = Bare Root Seedling
Tr = Bare Root Transplant

Bare-Root Plants (including Seedlings and Transplants)

Bare-root plants are sold without a pot/soil around the roots. This is a more cost effective and environmentally friendly way of growing plants. To ensure the best plant health we do not store our plants in cold storage, but they are left in our field or plant beds until they are ready for packing or collection.

Seedlings are grown from seed and are typically 1-2 years old. Transplanted plants have been lifted from the ground and replanted. This encourages a better fibrous root system and makes the plant stronger and bushier.

Availability

Bare rooted plants are only available when the plants are dormant (typically from late November to March).

If a plant is currently out of stock because it is out of season (for example, bare rooted plants in summer) or we have sold out but we are expecting more to be available you can pre-order the plant. We only charge credit/debit cards when an order is despatched, not when an order is placed.

Planting Distances for planting as a Hedge

We recommend planting Guelder Rose in a single row 60cm/2ft apart.

To calculate the number of plants needed for a length of hedging, click on Planting Distance Calculator above.

Planting Guide & RootGrow

We recommend planting with RootGrow. The recommended amount for RootGrow for an order will be shown in your shopping basket.

We will send out a planting guide with your order, you also can find a guide to planting here.

Pruning

Hedging - As a general rule, plants grown for hedging need pruning to encourage side branching. Usually the harder a plant is pruned the bushier it will be. If they are not pruned there is a danger that the hedges will be thin and bare at the base and that the tips of the plants will die back. If the plant is naturally bushy, less or sometimes no pruning will be needed to achieve a dense hedge.

Guelder Rose: Cut back by about one third the leading and long side shoots and repeat during the second winter.

    • SKU
      GUER2
  • Native/Wildlife/Evergreen
    • Good for Wildlife/Bees
      Yes
    • Native
      Yes
    • Evergreen/Deciduous
      Deciduous
  • Soil and position
    • Suitable for any normal soil and position, and
      Suitable for Damp Shade
      Suitable for Windy Sites
  • Plant Height and Growth
    • Approx. Ultimate Height
      4m (13ft)
    • Average Growth per Year
      30cm (1ft)
  • Root Type/Plant Size
    • Root Type/Plant Size
      Bare Root Seedling, 40-60cm (16-24ins)
      Bare Root Transplant, 60-90cm (2-3ft)
    • Potted/Bare Root
      Bare Root