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Viburnum × bodnantense 'Dawn' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Bushy

Fragrance

Flower

Toxicity

The fruit can cause a mild stomach upset if ingested

Resilience

Hardiness

H6 (hardy - very cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Pink and White in Autumn, Spring and Winter

Foliage

Dark Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

1.5-2.5 metres

Ultimate spread

1-1.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

10-20 years


Preferred common name

arrowwood 'Dawn'

Family

Adoxaceae


Viburnum can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs with opposite, simple or palmately lobed leaves and clusters of small, often fragrant white or pink flowers, followed by red, blue or black berries

'Dawn' is a strong-growing large deciduous shrub of upright growth, with dark green, ovate leaves and clusters of scented, light pink and white flowers opening from autumn to spring, from red buds

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • North-facing, East-facing, South-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered or Exposed

Cultivation

Grows well in most moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soils

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Clay, Loam, Sand or Chalk

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Flower borders and beds or Low Maintenance


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 8. Tolerates hard renovative pruning

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

May be affected by a leaf spot