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01/02/2014 at 21:01

Could anyone tell me what a Viburnam Bodnatense Dawn is supposed to look like at this time of year.At the moment it as buds on it but it lost it's leaves just before Xmas and i thought it was supposed to be winter flowering.

01/02/2014 at 21:11

The leaves are off as it is a deciduous shrub.  Mine has been flowering on the bare stems since December.

01/02/2014 at 21:13

Mine is in flower too, since December, not vast amounts but pretty pink and sweet smelling.

The bush honeysuckle is also flowering, a couple of twigs in a vase perfume the whole house - lovely and delicate - not overwhelming as some of my beloved lilies can be. 

01/02/2014 at 22:23

Could it be too young to flower?

01/02/2014 at 22:52

nutcutlet  You could have a point.I think it is only in it's first winter as i bought it last summer.How long does it take before it starts to flower?Thanks also to Bookertoo and fidgetbones for your comments.I've got a Winter Honeysuckle which i bought at the same time,both from J Parkers and the Winter Honeysuckle looks very healthy but also no flowers yet.I'm fairly new to gardening so i need all the help i can get.

01/02/2014 at 22:57

Its probably too young to flower. if its in a sunny position, it will flower sooner than in shade, although it will tolerate some shade.

01/02/2014 at 23:00

I'd talk to it nicely and expect flowers next year. 

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