Viburnum

Viburnum × bodnantense 'Charles Lamont'

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Common Name: Viburnum
Genus: Viburnum
Species: × bodnantense
Cultivar: 'Charles Lamont'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Provides winter colour, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit, Long flowering period
Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 3.00 m (300 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 2.00 m (200 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: November to March

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Dense clusters of heavily scented bright pink flowers on bare stems from November to March and toothed dark green leaves. This upright deciduous shrub is perfect for a sunny mixed or shrub border. To reduce the risk of frost-damage to the flowers choose a sheltered site close to an entrance or path.

Other Features: Spherical blue-black or purple fruits which can cause a mild stomach-ache if ingested.

Garden Care: After flowering prune established specimens removing up to one in five of the oldest and weakest branches to the base. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.


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