VIBURNUM opulus

Commonly known as Crampbark, Guelder rose, Water elder

Bright red berries and good autumn colour
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Maple-like 3-lobed dark-green leaves to 10cm (4in) long, turning red in autumn
  • White
  • Height
    5m (16ft)
  • Spread
    4m (13ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Viorous, bushy shrub. Produces flowers in flat, terminal cymes to 8cm (3in) across. Fertile central flowers are 2cm (¾in) across surrounded by showy, flat, white, sterile ray-florets to 2cm (¾in) across. Flowers are followed by spherical, fleshy, bright-red fruit.
  • Hardy - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

VIBURNUM opulus

 
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  • Additional Features
    Berries
    These plants have berries.
    Good to know
    Native shrub and good wildlife plant. Berries for birds and flowers for hoverflies. Woodland edge or informal hedge.
    Medicinal properties
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, viburnum beetle, honey fungus, leaf spot
    Place of origin
    Europe, northern Africa, central Asia
  • Flower Shape
    Lacecap
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Woodland garden
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf form
    Palmate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 5
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

    RHS group 8
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Bird friendly
    Rabbit Resistant
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5m (16ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  4m (13ft)
 

Buy Varieties of VIBURNUM opulus

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VIBURNUM opulus 'Compactum'

VIBURNUM opulus 'Compactum'

Crampbark, Guelder rose, Water elder

compact habit, lacecap flowers free fruiting with red berries SEPT onwards

 
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VIBURNUM opulus 'Roseum'

VIBURNUM opulus 'Roseum'

Crampbark, Guelder rose, Water elder

('Sterile') - white sterile flowers sometimes turning pink on this Snowball tree

 
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