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Viburnum bodnantense ‘Dawn’

Viburnum Bodnantense Dawn

Several planted through out the gardens (the big shrubs with pink flowers you won't miss them!)

This winter flowering Viburnum is a cross between the equally garden worthy Viburnum grandiflorum and Viburnum ferreri,  both native to China.

It was originally created by Charles Lamont who was the assistant curator at The Royal Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh in 1933.  For some unknown reason he was not keen the resulting hybrid, he decided not to propagate it.

In 1934, the same cross was undertaken at Bodnant Gardens (hence the name bodnantense).  Luckily the gardeners there did like it and introduced it for the rest of us to enjoy.


AGM LogoAGM  (Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit).  This award indicates that this plant is recommended by the RHS following plant trials during which the plant met strict criteria testing its garden worthiness.  More information