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Viburnum x bodnantense Dawn


Scented pink flower clusters throughout the winter

This is a winter flowering large deciduous shrub, with an upright growth. It produces bright light pink and white blossoms from autumn to spring and unusually, these appear when the stems have rid themselves of leaves, exposing the flowers on bare stems.


A hardy species able to withstand full sun and shade, it's best placed to the rear of borders where it's height stands out.


Plant out and don't be afraid to place other shrubs and plants beneath it.

This viburnum is tough enough to withstand extensive pruning if its full height doesn't suit its location.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Winter
Flowering September - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 260 cm - 400 cm
Plant width 160 cm - 250 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Hazardous All parts highly toxic if eaten
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 110 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H6

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Clay, Loam
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, Flower border and beds

Typically available

From April to September