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Bodnant Viburnum Viburnum x bodnantense

Phonetic Spelling
vih-BUR-num BY bod-nan-TEN-see
Description

The Bodnant Viburnum name is used for a group of hybrid shrubs that are a cross between 2 viburnums created around 1935. The most popular one is 'Dawn' which has fragrant rosy-pink blooms. These shrubs bloom in colder climates on naked stems from late winter to spring and in warm winter areas, they bloom on naked stems from late autumn to spring. To protect the blooms from a winter freeze, plant in a protected area in medium moist well-drained soils in sun to part shade.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • ‘Charles Lamont’
    Pinkest flowers of the cultivars
  • 'Dawn'
    Rosy-pink flowers with purple-pink anthers
  • ‘Deben’
    Largest flower clusters of the 3
‘Charles Lamont’, 'Dawn', ‘Deben’
Tags:
#sun#deciduous#fall color#partial shade#fragrant flowers#shrub#pink flowers#winter interest#deer resistant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • ‘Charles Lamont’
    Pinkest flowers of the cultivars
  • 'Dawn'
    Rosy-pink flowers with purple-pink anthers
  • ‘Deben’
    Largest flower clusters of the 3
‘Charles Lamont’, 'Dawn', ‘Deben’
Tags:
#sun#deciduous#fall color#partial shade#fragrant flowers#shrub#pink flowers#winter interest#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Viburnum
    Family:
    Viburnaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Asia
    Dimensions:
    Height: 8 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 4 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Columnar
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Red/Burgundy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Drupe
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Red fruits mature to black
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Winter
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Bright pink buds open from pink to white-pink tubular fragrant flowers in clusters.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Orange
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    2-4 inch glossy, deep green leaves have bronze tints when young. Fall colors are orange, red and purple.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Hedge
    Screen/Privacy
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer