Viburnum × bodnantense 'Charles Lamont'
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: November to March
- Flower colour: bright pink
- Other features: spherical, blue-black or purple fruits, which can cause a mild stomach-ache if ingested
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Dense clusters of heavily scented, bright pink flowers on bare stems from November to March and toothed, dark green leaves. This upright, deciduous shrub is perfect for a sunny mixed or shrub border. To reduce the risk of frost-damage to the flowers choose a sheltered site close to an entrance or path.
- Garden care: After flowering prune established specimens, removing up to one in five of the oldest and weakest branches to the base. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.
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