The viburnums as a group are superb and the guelder rose
, Viburnum opulus (main picture), produces opulent clusters of translucent scarlet berries that follow the white lace cap summer flowers.
Another early bloomer this year is viburnum opulus, the Guelder rose
(above right), which, if it is allowed to reach maturity, will grow to about 12ft with a spread of 8-10ft.
Also known as the Guelder Rose
, it's a vigorous, tough but pretty shrub whose leaves turn a great autumnal colour.
(Viburnum opulus) ( This native deciduous shrub is particularly striking at this time of year with its red berries and green leaves, which are turning to an autumnal shade of orangey red.
10:VIBURNUM opulus or Guelder rose
has translucent red berries in autumn.
They will be seeking out ripening seeds and fruit and can be seen stripping the berries from plants such as rowan, currant bushes and guelder rose
- white flowers in summer, red berries in autumn.
These bring scent, berries, colour and wildlife to your garden - and won't blow down in the winter gales - hawthorn, blackthorn, hazel, guelder rose
, dog rose and holly.
99 each and buy five or more and we'll send you a garden trowel Choose from A: dark pink wild rose with hips in autumn, B: yellow Oregon grape with black berries in autumn, C: guelder rose
with white flowers in summer, D: buddleia with purple spiked flowers, E: purple lavender and F: red-berried dogwood, white flowers in spring.
A mixture of the following trees and shrubs make excellent wildlife hedges: hawthorn, blackthorn, guelder rose
, hazel, dogrose and holly.
They will seeking out ripening seeds and fruit and can be seen stripping the fruit from plants such as rowan, currant bushes and guelder rose
VIBURNUM opulus, more widely known as the Guelder rose
, is a deciduous shrub which will grow up to about 5m (15ft).