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Viburnum bodnantense Dawn - Bodnant Viburnum

Viburnum bodnantense 'Dawn' is a deciduous shrub celebrated for its captivating beauty and fragrant blossoms. Originating from the Himalayas, this ornamental plant is a member of the Adoxaceae family. 'Dawn' typically reaches a height of 2.0-2.5m, boasting an upright, rounded form with gracefully arching branches.

Typically growing to around 6.0-8.0 metres, it has a rounded form with a dense canopy. Leaves are deep green turning golden shades of yellow in autumn, adding to its seasonal interest.

The plant is renowned for its exceptional winter interest, as it blooms from late autumn through early spring when most other garden plants remain dormant. Clusters of small, tubular pink flowers emerge in abundance along the bare branches. The blossoms gradually fade to white as they mature, creating a stunning gradient effect.

The deciduous foliage of 'Dawn' is dark green and trans-forms to shades of red and purple in the autumn, providing interest throughout the seasons. This shrub thrives in well-drained soil and prefers a sunny to partially shaded location. Its ability to endure various soil types and climates, along with its alluring fragrance and striking appearance, makes it a cherished addition to any landscape.

FACT: Viburnum bodnantense Dawn has been nicknamed 'The Christmas Viburnum' due to its ability to bloom in the winter months. This unique characteristic makes it a standout choice for winter gardens. Its enchanting blossoms have even been known to withstand light snowfall, creating a festive and picturesque scene.

Plant Profile

Name: Viburnum bodnantense Dawn

Common Name: Bodnant Viburnum


Height: 2.0-2.5 metres.

Width: 1.5-2.0 metres.

Demands: Full sun or partial shade

Soil: Moist, well drained soil

Foliage: Dark green leaves arrive in spring time and turn shades of reds and purples in autumn.

Flowers: Clusters of small, tubular pink flow-ers emerge in abundance and gradually turn white as they mature.

Viburnum bodnantense Dawn info sheet

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