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Viburnum opulus

Snowball Shrub, Guelder Rose, European Cranberry Bush

Hardy Shrub

 Customer Rating
  • All year round interest
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit

Clusters of snowball flowers smother the stems of Viburnum opulus in May and June, giving way to glossy, red berries in autumn. Viburnum flowers are loved by florists for their green-tinged blooms that mature to brilliant white. This reliable, bushy deciduous shrub is cloaked in vibrant green, maple-like foliage throughout summer before autumn turns its leaves to shades of purple and red. An excellent choice for encouraging wildlife, the Snowball Bush makes a superb specimen shrub for a long season of interest, even in challenging coastal areas. Height: 5m (10'). Spread: 4m (8').

Ideal For:
cottage gardens, wildlife gardens, low maintenance garden, cut flower garden, woodland garden, coastal garden
Flowering Period:
May, June
Position:
sun or semi shade
    • 1 x 9cm potted viburnum plant

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    • Despatch: By end of February 2017
    • £10.99
    • 3 x 9cm potted viburnum plants

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Grow Viburnum plants in a sunny or semi shaded position, in any moderately fertile, well drained soil. Prior to planting, incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost into the soil. Plant Viburnum shrubs at the same depth as they were planted in their pots. Backfill the planting hole and water well to settle the soil.
Water regularly throughout the growing season until young plants are fully established. In spring, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of the plant. Viburnum requires little pruning. After flowering cut back stems to a healthy bud and reduce any stems that spoil the symmetry of the plant. Caution: Viburnum fruits are harmful if eaten.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


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Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


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Reviews
  1. Beautiful tree

    By R Wright 19-04-2014

    I've had this growing in a container for about 5-6 yrs now & it's done really well despite being rather pot bound (it's just got planted into a garden recently). The flowers are indeed beautiful & it's a really solid hardy tree.

    Natalie
    21-04-2014

    Thank you for your review. I hope we can continue to be of service.

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