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Guelder Rose Plants

25x Bare Root Guelder Rose Plants (2-3ft)

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Guelder Rose - Description

  • Bare Root Guelder Rose Hedging Plants
  • Viburnum opulus
  • Other Common Names Include Whitten Tree, Red Elder, Rose Elder, Snowball Bush
  • Sold as Bare Root Plant
  • Plant Size: 2 - 3ft (60 - 90cm)
  • Age: 2+0
  • Quantity: 25 Plants
  • Spacing Distance: From 2-3ft Apart
  • Grow Individual Plants Own For Strong Impact
  • Could Mix Through a Native Hedgerow Also

Delivery - Important Note - Please Read

  • We can only deliver orders of this product by Fastway couriers
  • Please do not choose DPD as your courier for orders containing this item

Guelder Rose - Characteristics

  • A Native of Ireland
  • Mature size: 2.5m tall & 3m wide, with a tall arching habit
  • Deciduous shrub, they loose their leaves in Winter
  • Foliage - Palmate leaf shape, green in Summer turning red & maroon in Autumn
  • Moderate to fast growth rate
  • Flower - The 'snowballs' are a distinctive feature of this plant
  • The flower appears in May to July
  • Fruits - Red berries appear from September onwards
  • A hardy plant which is able for cold Winters & hard frosts

Guelder Rose - Uses

  • Can be grown to form an informal hedge
  • The guelder rose has something for every season of the year
  • Delicate white flowers in Summer
  • Deep maroon / red foliage in Autumn
  • 1cm, shiny red fruit in Autumn / Winter
  • Guelder rose is great for attracting wild life & birds
  • Suitable for planting in shaded locations & damp soils
  • Not suited to acidic soil

Guelder Rose - Planting Instructions

Sowing Time

  • All bare root shrubs are planted from October to March
  • Avoid frosty conditions, where the ground is frozen

Trench Preparation

  • Prepare hole / trench approx. 2ft wide & 2ft deep
  • Add farm yard manure to base of the trench / hole
  • Lightly cover the manure with a layer of soil

Positioning Plants

  • For hedging, space plants 30-90cm apart
  • Stagger planting positions for a denser hedge
  • When planting - hold plants at ground level & back fill the top soil
  • Ensure each plant is straight & soil is compacted in around it's root ball
  • Level off the soil around the plants

Handling the Plants

  • Be sure to water both before & after planting
  • When plants arrive, plant them straight away
  • If you are unable to plant straight away - then 'heel them in' temporarily
  • Keep plant's roots in their bag & avoid exposure to sun light
  • Take care not to damage roots, bark & buds

After Care

  • Water bare roots plants regularly until plants establish
  • Water before & after planting
  • If dry weather persists, water every 2 days
  • Weeding is also essential - especially bind weed which can quickly smoother a young hedge
  • A new hedge will need to be weeded at least 3 time over the growing season
    • Weed in March, June & September
    • We recommend using weed membrane & mulch to control weeds


  • A good fruit display is dependent on good flowering the previous Spring
  • To ensure good flowering:
    • Cut back old growth after flowering
    • Flowers appear on 2nd season's growth

Guelder Rose - Quick Facts

  • Viburnum Opulus in not a rose
  • The Viburnum family of plants is a very large family with other common garden plants including
    • V. tinus, V. plicatum, V. davidii & V. botanadensis
  • Birds love their fruits, but they are slightly poisonous to humans
    • If eaten, you can get an upset stomach
  • These plants attract a range of insects & are home to 17 different species
  • Viburnum Opulus in the national symbol of Ukraine
  • Their berries have been used to make both dye & alcohol
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Have to say very impressed with service plant look very healthy. Would night recommend the garden shop
Really strong bare root plant - looks healthy
Amazing value for money, this plants were packed carefully and were so healthy and well developed, i am sure they will be strong bush starting into this spring...hopping for flowers too!
Highly recommended supplier!
Beautiful plants, as always from The Garden Shop. Delivery very fast and plants are always healthy and vibrant. Thank You.
The bare root Guilder Rose were strong and healthy and actually much quicker to plant than a potted plant. They're a native so I hope they do well. I planted them as a hedge on an exposed site.
Extremely happy with service from the garden shop , fast delivery, really strong plants and this is my third time ordering from them all services provided exactly the same brilliant
Thank you being so kind and providing excellent service !
Received my order today, very fast delivery, very happy with my plants. I will definitely order again.

Note: We don't ship plants on Fridays due to the extended period they would remain without light & water

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Shipping Options & Rates

  • Standard Courier Delivery With Fastway (2-4 Working Days)
    • Cost is €4.95 on Orders Below €75
    • Free Delivery on Orders Above €75
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Express Courier Delivery With Fastway (1-2 Working Days)
    • Cost is around €5 extra for express delivery
    • This service guarantees that any order placed before 4pm will ship from our depot the same day on the next day delivery service *
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Express Delivery With DPD (1-2 Working Days)
    • Cost is €3 extra
    • This service guarantees that any order placed before 4pm will ship from our depot the same day on the next day delivery service *
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
    • This services comes with text alerts and timed delivery slots which the customer can change to suit themselves
  • 'Seed' Postal Delivery Option ***
    • Cost is €2 - Packet of Seeds ONLY Orders
    • Note: Does Not Apply to Seed Potatoes, Bulbs or Sets ***
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Great Britain
    • Cost is €10
    • UK shipping fee covers parcels up to a total weight of 20Kg
  • Western Europe
    • Note: There is no free delivery for Western Europe Deliveries

Bulk Bags & Large Item Pallet Deliveries

  • Bulk bags & large orders are shipped via pallet couriers on a rigid lorry
  • Delivery is to kerbside only
  • If road access to your site is tight, then please advise us before purchasing
  • Please Note: We cannot guarantee next day delivery on pallet deliveries
  • Also, we cannot guarantee delivery on a specific day (Please allow 1-3 days for delivery)
  • It's always best to order well in advance to avoid disappointment
  • Cancellation of pallets when items are already in transit will incur a 40 euro per pallet cancellation fee (To cover return delivery costs)
  • Where pallet delivery can not be made due to site access, a 40 euro per pallet cancellation fee will apply (To cover return delivery costs)

International Delivery Prices & Times

  • Please note max weights below, heavier orders may require additional payment
  • We will contact you to discuss, if max weight of order exceeded


  • The shipping fee is fixed for an order, regardless of the number of items bought
  • All courier orders require signed proof of delivery & the customer must be contactable by phone
  • We do not offer a weekend delivery service (Mon-Fri Only excl. Bank Holidays)
  • * Our courier achieves a 98% success rate on next day deliveries
  • ** Seed postal option applies to seed ONLY orders & is available in all 32 counties of Ireland
  • *** Does not apply to seed potatoes, bulbs or sets
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