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Viburnum x bodnantense

Deciduous, Shrubs


Large, diverse group of plants with generally oval, often handsome leaves and clusters of typically white, sometimes fragrant flowers. Blossoms are usually followed by single-seeded, often brilliantly colored fruit much appreciated by birds. Many viburnums are grown for their flower display, a few for their showy fruit. Many evergreen types are valuable as foliage plants. Several species can be grown as small trees.

Viburnum x bodnantense

Deciduous. Grows to 10 ft. (or more) tall and 6 ft. wide. Dark green, 1/2–4-in.-long leaves are deeply veined, turn dark scarlet in fall. Blooms from fall to spring, bearing loose clusters of very fragrant deep pink flowers that age to paler pink. Red fruit is not showy. Best known is ‘Dawn’ (‘Pink Dawn’). Flower buds freeze in the coldest Northwest winters.

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