Scientific name: Viburnum opulus
Category: Trees and bushes
Nature Stars: 50
About: A small tree of woodland edge, hedgerows and grassland scrub. Frequently planted along roadsides or in gardens and parks.
How to identify: Recognisable by the broad, palmate leaves, an 'umbel' of large white flowers turning into red berries in the autumn.
Fantastic fact: Guelder Rose berries are a favourite food of Waxwings in the winter.
Photograph credit: Philip Precey