Viburnum Opulus Roseum Shrubs

Viburnum opulus Roseum

The Snowball Bush as it is often called is an ornamental variety of Guelder Rose with large round creamy white flowers in summer and autumn foliage of purple and red making a handsome and very ornamental shrub that is very undemanding and easy to grow. The round flowerheads start off chartreuse green in bud before maturing to pure creamy white and are much in demand from flower arrangers.

Viburnum Opulus Roseum is a member of the family Adoxaceae which is a collection of both deciduous and evergreen shrubs. Snowball Bush as it is commonly known is one of the deciduous varieties used more as a specimen shrub with its attractive white pom-pom flowers and is an ornamental variety of the Guelder Rose native to Europe, north Africa and central Asia.

Viburnum Opulus Roseum Potted Shrubs

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The name Guelder apparently arises from the fact that Viburnum opulus Roseum originated in Gelderland which is a province in Holland. There is however a link to the Ukraine as Viburnum Opulus is one of its national symbols and is frequently mentioned throughout its history.

These shrubs are grown for their ornamental value and the Snowball bush is no exception as the eye-catching flowers emerging in early summer make a wonderful statement in the garden and the maple-like lobed foliage of Viburnum Opulus Roseum turns rich hues of purple and red in autumn adding immensely to its appeal.

Snowball Bush is quite a tolerant plant as it will grow well in most soils although preferring the ground slightly moist and will cope with sites from full sun through to some shade. Viburnum Opulus Roseum will make a remarkable informal hedge of between 1.5-2metres high. We would recommend 3 plants per metre for a hedge and trimming after the flowers have finished.

We supply Viburnum Opulus Roseum as a pot grown plant which therefore is available all through the year for planting when necessary. If when the plants are delivered the weather is not suitable for gardening, as long as the pots are kept watered they will sit quite happily for a few weeks or until the weather improves.

Delivery leadtimes update- March/April 2024

We are working at maximum capacity to fulfil all orders as quickly as possible but owing to unprecedented demand some orders will take longer:

– Orders containing only bare root plants – delivery is currently within 5-7 days

– All other orders – delivery is currently within 2-3 weeks

Delivery is free for most orders above our free delivery thresholds, these are displayed above our prices in the product listings and summarized below. If you don’t need that many plants it’s not a problem, you can choose to pay our delivery charge and only order what you need.

Delivery is convenient – no signature is required so you don’t need to wait in, we will leave your parcel in the safe place that you nominate.

Delivery is fast – because we pick orders daily from our own growing beds your plants only travel the small hop to our packing shed before being sent to you, they are usually delivered within 3-7 days.

Delivery is reliable
– we have been selling and delivering Hedging Plants to our customers nationwide since 1992. We have a lot of experience in packing them safely and only use tried and tested delivery partners.

Smaller Plants (Parcel Delivery)

LocationOrder ValuePrice
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsUp to £90£15.00
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsOver £90Free
Scottish Highlands and Isle of WightAll orders£24.00

Heavy Plants (Pallet Delivery)

LocationOrder ValuePrice
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsUp to £420£72.00
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsOver £420Free
Scottish Highlands and Isle of WightAll orders£72.00

Tall Plants 2.5m+ (Specialist Delivery)

LocationOrder ValuePrice
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsUnder £1800Please call us
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsOver £1800Free
Scottish Highlands and Isle of WightAll ordersNot available

Exceptions to our delivery charges are Scottish Highland and Isle of Wight delivery areas where we need to charge a little extra to cover the cost of deliveries to these outlying areas. We don’t currently delivery to other offshore addresses including Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland.

Tall plants over 2.5 metres have to be delivered by our own specialised transport, our delivery area is limited to mainland England and Wales only.

Please note there is a minimum order value of £50 for orders containing smaller plants and £250 for orders containing heavier plants

Complete delivery information can be viewed on our Delivery Information page

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