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The Guelder Rose

The Guelder Rose

The Viburnum opulus (otherwise known as the snowball bush) were plentiful in Guelderland, which lay to the east of Amsterdam, where they made a striking showing every spring. It could be found in the wild in England as well, principally in the hedgerows, as well in the garden, where a grander cultivar could be found.

In the garden the Guelder Rose was particularly suited to the shrubbery, and did not mind being a little crowded. They were particularly partial to damp and strong soils.

Information and image taken from F. Edward Hulme and Shirley Hibberd, Familiar Garden Flowers (Cassell, Peter, Galpin and Co.: London: c. 1890), 5 vols.

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