Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn'


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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour



Scented flowers



Skill level


Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn'

Plant details

Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn' is a fantastic winter-flowering shrub, bearing densely packed clusters of rose, pink or blush white, sweetly scented blooms, on bare stems. It's perfect for growing in the front garden or near an entrance or walk, where its fragrant, pretty blooms can be best appreciated. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Grow Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn'in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. To propagate, take cuttings in summer.

Family: Caprifoliaceae

Genus: Viburnum

Species: x bodnantense

Cultivar: Dawn

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Scented flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 300cm

Spread: 200cm

Time to take cuttings: June to August

Flowering period: October to March

Reader reviews


This is flowering in my garden now, December, however blooms are a lot.smaller than this picture. Adds winter colour and screens an ugly fence in summer so earns it's keep.

Simon Lander

I've had my bodnantese for probably 30plus years. It's been growing perfectly in semi shade well drained soil (neutral) not particularly rich. however it has decided to die on me. Like us do trees have a life span? And is 35years old age for this particular tree?

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