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.
Screen/Hedge, Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies