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Botanical name: Viburnum opulus
Other names: Guelder rose, Snowball tree, Water elder, Whitten tree, Ople tree, Red elder, Rose elder, Gatten tree, Marsh alder, Dog rowan, European cranberry bush, Crampbark, Dog eller
Species: V. opulus - V. opulus is a deciduous shrub. Leaves are palmate and prominently veined. Flat clusters of white flowers appear in spring and summer, followed by bright red berries in autumn.
Viburnum opulus is: Deciduous
Flower: White in Spring; White in Summer
Foliage: Green in Spring; Red in Autumn
Fruit: Red in Autumn
Toxicity: Fruit can cause a mild stomach upset.
Specific diseases: Leaf spot
Propagation methods: Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
Viburnum opulus (Guelder rose) will reach a height of 6m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.
Suggested uses: Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Wildlife
Cultivation: Grow in any moist but well-drained soil.
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|Soil types:||Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)|
|Soil drainage:||Moist but well-drained, Well-drained|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|Light:||Partial Shade, Full Sun|
|Aspect:||North, South, East, West|
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The large clusters of round, brilliant red, glossy - almost translucent - fruits remain on the plant throughout the winter and look particularly attractive against a background of snow, at least until they are eaten by birds. The common name 'guelder' comes from Gelderland, the Dutch province where the tree was first taken into cultivation.
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