Guelder Rose Viburum opulus


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A spreading shrub with few branches The posy like flowers of Guelder Rose decorate woodlands on dmap ground in the wild, and in the cultivatrd forms decorate gardens. The leaves , smooth on top, hairy below, turn a dull red in the autumn. The fragrant flowers appear in May and June, in broad clusters . The larger ones on the outside are showy , but sterile, attracting pollinating insects to the fertile smaller flowers, further in . The leaves , bark and berries are all poisonous. The berrues are red and remain on the tree after leaves drop. One variet with spherical flower heads is called the Snowball tree.