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Winter Viburnum: Pretty in Pink

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Winter Viburnum: Pretty in Pink

December 14, 2017

Instead of roses, this Valentine’s Day consider giving your sweetheart a fragrant, pink bloom that will continue to warm her (or his) heart for years to come: a winter-blooming viburnum.

Photograph by Marie Viljoen.
Above: Photograph by Marie Viljoen.

Commonly referred to as “Dawn” or “Charles Lamont,” Viburnum x bodnantense is a hardy shrub, known for its strongly scented, pink flowers. Much like witch-hazel, Viburnum x bodnantense is an early harbinger of spring, blooming on bare branches, from fall through Easter (depending on where you are). Afterwards, this viburnum produces full, vibrant green leaves, which turn a dusty pink-gold in the fall.

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Above: Being a winter blooming plant, Viburnum x bodnantense is tolerant of frost and snow. A selection of more than two dozen Viburnums is available for prices ranging from $25.46 to $79.94 per plant from Nature Hills. Photograph by Prilfish via Flickr.

Photograph by Phil Jackson via Flickr. Growing well throughout the UK and in US zones 6 to 9, Viburnum Bodnantense can be found at many local nurseries and data-src=
Above: Photograph by Phil Jackson via Flickr. Growing well throughout the UK and in US zones 6 to 9, Viburnum Bodnantense can be found at many local nurseries and 1-2 foot plants can also be purchased at Forest Farm; $15.
Painted with a blush of pink, the lush green leaves of summer viburnum are almost as striking as the winter blooms. Photograph by Janet &#8
Above: Painted with a blush of pink, the lush green leaves of summer viburnum are almost as striking as the winter blooms. Photograph by Janet “Crasherbug” via Flickr.
Photograph by Kristine Paulus via Flickr.
Above: Photograph by Kristine Paulus via Flickr.

Above: According to the Royal Horticultural Society: Viburnum x bodnantense ‘Dawn’ has dark pink flowers that age to white, strongly flushed pink. V. x bodnantense ‘Charles Lamont’ is similar, but the flowers are a purer, brighter pink.”

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Above: Birds like viburnum too. Photo by Wendy Cutler via Flickr.

Finally, get more ideas on how to successfully plant, grow, and care for viburnum with our Viburnum: A Field Guide.

N.B.: Are you are looking for something that’s not pink to send your valentine? See The Un-Pink Bouquet.

Finally, get more ideas on how to plant, grow, and care for various shrubs and hedges with our Shrubs: A Field Guide.

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