1 Dec 2010

Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn'

A welcome sight and delicious scent in the midst of the snow and ice in the Holkham Walled Garden is the  Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn'   
This hybrid was produced in the 1930's by crossing the seldom seen V. grandiflorum with the award-winning fragrant species V. farreri . In cold gardens bushes flower from January to March, but in mild winters they bloom from October to March with a short break. 'Dawn' is the form usually grown, a large shrub which eventually needs thinning, but harder pruning will keep it compact. Propagation is from cuttings taken  in summer. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).


  1. Great photos and thanks for the pink footed geese video with sound and the detailed botanical info on the Viburnum.

  2. Thanks for visiting the site Joan. Glad you were able to access the video and see the geese.


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