Joy Creek Nursery

529-008-1   Viburnum bodnantense 'Dawn'     ( Pink Dawn Viburnum )

Viburnum bodnantense 'Dawn'
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When Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn' comes into bloom in late winter, we feel a sense of relief. The American robins must feel the same. They enjoy visiting the young-leafed branches of this large shrub and showing off their orange breasts against the numerous clusters of soft pink flowers. We often cut branches so we can enjoy the perfume of the early flowers indoors. This cross between V. farreri and V. grandiflorum was developed at Bodnant Gardens, in North Wales, England, around 1935. It has been well-celebrated throughout the years for its flowers, but we also enjoy the delicate bronze flush of the spring green leaves. Later, occasional dark fruits accent the shrub. Some say that 'Dawn' is somewhat gawky in habit, but we have shaped our specimen into a well-balaced small tree and have no complaints.

Late winter to early spring.  9 ft. x 9 ft.

Pink flowers

Sun, Part Shade     Zone 7, 8

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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