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Guelder Rose 'Roseum'

The Guelder Rose 'Roseum' (Viburnum opulus 'Roseum')

is a bushy fully hardy perennial deciduous shrub with white flowers in late Spring and early Summer. It grows well in semi-shade and direct sun, and prefers medium levels of water. The flowers are cruciform shaped arranged in a cymose corymb inflorescence. It has average drought tolerance and low flood tolerance.
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It looks best in Spring, Autumn and Summer.


Viburnum opulus 'Roseum' grows in soils ranging from a pH of 5.5 (very acidic ranges from 5.2 to 5.5) to 8 (slightly alkaline ranges from 7.6 to 8). It is adapted to chalk, clay loam, loam, loamy sand, peat, sandy clay, sandy clay loam and sandy loam soils.


This is a rounded shrub has an ultimate height of 3.6m / 11.8ft and spread of 3.6m / 11.8ft. It can take 11-15 years to reach its ultimate height.


The leaves are green in Spring and Summer and red in Autumn. They are palmate in shape.


Slight in fruit. Mild stomach upset if eaten.


Attractive foliage, basic hedge, borders, cottage informal garden, flowering shrub and woodland margin.


Propagation techniques include cuttings.

-38°C / -36.4F 5.5 to 8 11-15 years 3.6m / 11.8ft 3.6m / 11.8ft
Scientific classifications [Edit]
Genus ? Viburnum
Specific epithet ? opulus
Cultivar ?Roseum
Common names
Red European cranberry (Ireland), European Snowball Bush (Ireland), Guelder Rose 'Roseum' (Ireland)
IPNI details on Viburnum opulus 'Roseum'
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