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A bunch of bright red berries against green-red leaves

Sheena’s Plant of the Month for September: Viburnum opulus ‘Compactum’

A very easy shrub to grow in most soil types, Viburnum opulus ‘Compactum’ is a compact version of the wild species plant. It has snowball-like flowers in spring and in September, brilliant glossy red berries, very attractive for birds, nestle among the bright red autumn leaves. This Viburnum requires little if any pruning, making it a good choice for a low maintenance garden. A good partner plant is Ceratostigma willmottianum, whose bright blue flowers make an excellent contrast colour.

White flowers against green leaves











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