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Viburnum opulus 'Xanthocarpum' (Yellow-fruited guelder rose)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
13ft 1in
Max height
13ft 1in
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Viburnum opulus 'Xanthocarpum'

Other names

Yellow-fruited guelder rose

Genus

Viburnum Viburnum

Variety or Cultivar

'Xanthocarpum' _ 'Xanthocarpum' is a large, deciduous shrub with palmate leaves that yellow in autumn. Flat clusters of white flowers in spring and summer are followed by shiny, orange-yellow berries in autumn.


Viburnum opulus 'Xanthocarpum' is: Deciduous

Habit

Bushy

Toxicity

Berries can cause stomach upsets.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Flushed yellow, Flushed pink in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Viburnum beetle , Aphids Viburnum beetle , Aphids

Leaf spot Leaf spot

General care

Pruning

Can take hard pruning.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Viburnum opulus 'Xanthocarpum' (Yellow-fruited guelder rose) will reach a height of 13ft 1in and a spread of 13ft 1in after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in any moderately fertile, well-drained soil in sun or shade.

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 Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Viburnum opulus 'Xanthocarpum'

Other names

Yellow-fruited guelder rose

Genus

Viburnum Viburnum

Variety or Cultivar

'Xanthocarpum' _ 'Xanthocarpum' is a large, deciduous shrub with palmate leaves that yellow in autumn. Flat clusters of white flowers in spring and summer are followed by shiny, orange-yellow berries in autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Bushy

Toxicity

Berries can cause stomach upsets.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Flushed yellow, Flushed pink in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Viburnum beetle , Aphids

Specific diseases

Leaf spot

General care

Pruning

Can take hard pruning.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Viburnum opulus 'Xanthocarpum' (Yellow-fruited guelder rose) will reach a height of 13ft 1in and a spread of 13ft 1in after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in any moderately fertile, well-drained soil in sun or shade.

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 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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