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Guelder Rose

Viburnum opulus

Cramp Bark, Cranberry, Dog eller, Dog rowan, European cranberry bush, European cranberry tree, Gatten, Gatten tree, Marsh alder, Ople tree, Red elder, Rose elder, Snowball tree, Water elder, Whitten tree

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This upright deciduous shrub can get to 5m tall. It has maple-like, palmately lobed leaves which turn pink or red in autumn. In spring it produces flat clusters of small white flowers surrounded by larger sterile flowers, followed b translucent red berries.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Spring, Summer
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Cuttings
Softwood or hardwood.

Geography

Origin
Europe, Eurasia

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Full Shade
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Personality

Family
Adoxaceae
Flower colour
White
Scent
Mild

Problems

Can be attacked by Aphids and viburnum beetle as well as suffer from leaf spot.

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