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Viburnum opulus 'Compactum' (Compact guelder rose)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
4ft 11in
Max height
4ft 11in
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Viburnum opulus 'Compactum'

Other names

Compact guelder rose

Genus

Viburnum Viburnum

Variety or Cultivar

'Compactum' _ 'Compactum' is a compact 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 'Compactum' is: Deciduous

Habit

Upright

Toxicity

Fruit can cause a mild stomach upset.

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Red in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Viburnum beetle , Aphids , Viburnum whitefly Viburnum beetle , Aphids , Viburnum whitefly

Leaf spot Leaf spot

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Viburnum opulus 'Compactum' (Compact guelder rose) will reach a height of 4ft 11in and a spread of 4ft 11in after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in any moist but well-drained soil.

Soil type

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

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Viburnum opulus 'Compactum'

Other names

Compact guelder rose

Genus

Viburnum Viburnum

Variety or Cultivar

'Compactum' _ 'Compactum' is a compact 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.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Upright

Toxicity

Fruit can cause a mild stomach upset.


Colour

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Red in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Viburnum beetle , Aphids , Viburnum whitefly

Specific diseases

Leaf spot

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Viburnum opulus 'Compactum' (Compact guelder rose) will reach a height of 4ft 11in and a spread of 4ft 11in after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in any moist but well-drained soil.

Soil type

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

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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Viburnum Opulus 'Compactum', berries in August 2013

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Viburnum Opulus 'Compactum', June 2013

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