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10/12/2013 at 17:29

 Saw loads of them being used as backdrops down the Jubilee Walk in Regent's Park today. About 6 ft high roughly, with dainty little clusters of white flowers that had a touch of pink to the centres (sorry, my phone didn't pick that up too well).

So beautiful when very little else is doing much!

Just curious what they may be...

No idea if scented, as there were too many deep beds in front for me to get up close (though was tempted).

10/12/2013 at 17:52

Looks like a viburnum - perhaps V. bodnantense? Not much else in flower at the moment!

10/12/2013 at 17:53

Aaaah! Thanks LG 

10/12/2013 at 17:57

Viburnum bodnantense.   the cultivar "Dawn" is very pink. If it is more white it is more likely to be "Charles Lamont" although "Deben" is described as white to pink.

10/12/2013 at 18:08
Thanks fidget - I love this site- within minutes there's always someone more knowledgable than yourself replying
10/12/2013 at 18:23

Very scented too…. go on step in and try it.

10/12/2013 at 18:25

I think the scent depends on the temperature. My "Dawn" could be smelt from 30 ft away yesterday afternoon. about 9c. This morning, just above freezing, I had to get close up.

10/12/2013 at 20:43

Yes, my Viburnum Bodnatense 'Dawn' is very pink and the stems smell of cinammon.

10/12/2013 at 20:54

That does look like Charles Lamont.


We have Lonicera fragrantissima and L Winter Beauty, both in flower now too.

10/12/2013 at 21:06

Neither of my loniceras are flowering but the viburnum is. Don't know if it's one of the x bodnantense cultivars or if it's V. frangrans. How do I tell the difference?

10/12/2013 at 21:44

Looks like a winter flowering honeysuckle but can't see the flowers clear enough when I enlarge the picture. I had one of these in my old garden, the scent is powerful.

10/12/2013 at 22:18

sorry, my camera phone isn't that good.

10/12/2013 at 22:19

Patsy  cinnammon-scented stems sound lovely

11/12/2013 at 08:42

Nutcutlet, the easiest way is to post a picture of the flowers.

11/12/2013 at 09:06

I'll see if I can get something in focus Berghill. 

11/12/2013 at 11:01

thanks all - will get up close next time for a sniff!

11/12/2013 at 11:58

  Lonicera fragrantissima

Lonicera Budapest.

Viburnum x bodnantense Dawn


11/12/2013 at 12:04

Cannot find a picture of our Charles Lamont.............yet.

11/12/2013 at 15:36

snowberry but I may be wrong as cant see it close up.

11/12/2013 at 16:24

My snowberries grow lower than this and arch downwards.

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