Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn'

Dawn Bodnant Viburnum

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Dawn Bodnant viburnum is a cross between V. farreri and V. grandiflorum that was selected from seedlings at Bodnant Gardens, Wales, in 1935. Its pink buds open to fragrant pinkish-white flowers in April, much earlier than most viburnums, and before the emergence of foliage. Because of its early flowering, there is risk of bud/flower damage from late frosts. Fall foliage color is reddish purple.

Viburnums are a versatile genus of multi-stemmed shrubs that are well-suited to the home landscape, due to their range of sizes and cultural adaptability. Some viburnums are noted for their fragrant flowers; most bear small fruit that may add visual interest. Many viburnums have attractive fall color. There are more than 100 different varieties of viburnum at the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Plant Shape
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
March - April
Bloom Color
Pink, White
Landscape Use
Screen/Hedge, Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type
Hardiness Zone
5 - 7