Dawn viburnum is a garden hybrid between viburnum farreri and viburnum grandiflorum. It is one of winter flowering plants because its flowers come out from end December (in mild winters) until March. If it snows while it blooms it does not matter, snow will do no damage to the flowers.The flowers are narrowly tubular, deep pink when young, maturing to light pink, borne in terminal and axillary clusters on bare wood. Their most attractive feature is heavy, but nice, sweet perfume which is strongest on warm and sunny days. It brings the feeling of forthcoming spring.
Viburnum is a deciduous shrub with open habit. The leaves are slightly furrowed and have serrated margins. They emerge bronze-coloured, maturing to deep green, and turning burgundy red in autumn. The shrub grows fast.
Deciduous viburnums like sunny or partially shaded location, medium fertile, moist but well-drained soil, no special pH required. Pruning not necessary. If for any reason you want to prune it, do so in spring after flowering. Fully hardy to -29°C (USDA zone 5).
Size/type: medium-sized shrub
Usual height: 2-3m
Usual width: 1-2m
Leaves: deciduous broadleaf
Colour of leaves: green
Colour of flowers: pink
Blooming time: december - march
Location: full to partial sun
Belongs to categories: deciduous broadleaf, winter blooms
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