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Viburnum opulus

Guelder rose

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Key information

Plant type

Native shrub

Flower colour



Autumn colour, Flowers, Fruit



Skill level


Viburnum opulus

Plant details

This hardy, vigorous shrub is ideal for a woodland garden or shrub border. It offers interest for most of the year with large, lacecap-like, white flowers from late spring to early summer, followed by bunches of small, bright red, fleshy fruit that are ideal for attractive wildlife into the garden. The plant is deciduous with attractive three-lobed, dark green foliage that turns red in autumn.

Family: Caprifoliaceae

Genus: Viburnum

Species: opulus

Plant type: Native shrub

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Autumn colour, Flowers, Fruit

Sun exposure: Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 500cm

Spread: 400cm

Time to take cuttings: June to September

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