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Anglesey, North Wales, United Kingdom Gb

Hi all, i'm wanting a viburnum but as there are so many i'm not sure which to get! I want a not too large evergreen with scented flowers so i'm thinking of viburnum japonicum but not sure what form they have - are they quite dense and bushy? Or does anyone have any other suggestions? I live in wet and windy old North Wales



I know you say you want a fragrant Viburnum, so V x bodnantense 'Dawn' springs to mind. However, it's deciduous. I would go with V.tinus every time, as a reliable and very long-flowering, tough variety. It's in flower from October right through the winter and spring in my garden, and even produces odd flowers in summer! There are various to choose from: 'Gwenllian' which has pink buds and pink flushed flowers, 'Lucidum' which has bigger flowers, and 'Purpureum' has dark purple-tinged young foliage. They don't mind pruning, so you can keep them as compact as you need to. Only downside - not particularly fragrant.

23 Oct, 2008


Just to add, Viburnum Tinus, winter flowering, Eve Price. Evergreen.
Summer flowering V X Opulus Highly scented.

23 Oct, 2008


HI, I think we have the one you were thinking of, Dawn, at the front of our house in difficult conditions but it's quite happy. They are generally robust, and can become overbig if not tamed, according to my neighbour - ?
Definitely go for a scented one, so much nicer.

24 Oct, 2008

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