Viburnum

Viburnum × bodnantense 'Dawn'

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Common Name: Viburnum
Genus: Viburnum
Species: ◊ bodnantense
Cultivar: 'Dawn'

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 fragrant, dark pink flowers on bare stems from November to March and toothed dark green leaves. This upright deciduous shrub is perfect for perfuming winter walks. To fully appreciate the deliciously scented flowers, plant in a moist well-drained border close to an entrance or path in sun or partial shade.

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.

Goes Well With: Epimedium x perralchicum 'Frohnleiten', Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae, Dryopteris filix-mas, Polygonatum odoratum, Astrantia major alba, Rosa rugosa var. alba.


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