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Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn' (Arrowwood 'Dawn')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
3m
Max height
2m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn'

Other names

Arrowwood 'Dawn', Viburnum x bodnantense 'Pink Dawn', Viburnum bodnantense 'Dawn'

Genus

Viburnum Viburnum

Variety or Cultivar

'Dawn' _ 'Dawn' is a vigorous, upright, deciduous shrub with ovate to oblong, toothed, dark green leaves, flushed bronze when young, and, from late autumn to early spring, clusters of strongly fragrant, tubular, pink flowers ageing to pink-flushed white. Flowers are followed by few small, spherical, purple to blue-black fruit.


Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Sweetly fragrant flowers

Habit

Upright

Toxicity

Fruit can cause a mild stomach upset.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pink in Spring; Pink in Autumn; Pink in Winter

Foliage

Dark-green, Bronze-tinted in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Leaf spot Leaf spot

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8. Tolerates hard pruning.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn' (Arrowwood 'Dawn') will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 2m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, humus rich, well-drained or moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn'

Other names

Arrowwood 'Dawn', Viburnum x bodnantense 'Pink Dawn', Viburnum bodnantense 'Dawn'

Genus

Viburnum Viburnum

Variety or Cultivar

'Dawn' _ 'Dawn' is a vigorous, upright, deciduous shrub with ovate to oblong, toothed, dark green leaves, flushed bronze when young, and, from late autumn to early spring, clusters of strongly fragrant, tubular, pink flowers ageing to pink-flushed white. Flowers are followed by few small, spherical, purple to blue-black fruit.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Sweetly fragrant flowers

Habit

Upright

Toxicity

Fruit can cause a mild stomach upset.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pink in Spring; Pink in Autumn; Pink in Winter

Foliage

Dark-green, Bronze-tinted in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Specific diseases

Leaf spot

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8. Tolerates hard pruning.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn' (Arrowwood 'Dawn') will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 2m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, humus rich, well-drained or moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn' (Arrowwood 'Dawn')

Common pest name

Ramorum leaf blight; Ramorum shoot dieback; Rhododendron twig blight; Sudden oak death

Scientific pest name

Phytophthora ramorum

Type

Oomycete

Current status in UK

Present (Limited)

Likelihood to spread in UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Pathogen of larch and other hosts subject to EU emergency legislation. A containment strategy is in place in the UK; reflecting its presence in wider environment/forestry settings in some areas. EU regulatory status is under review.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn' (Arrowwood 'Dawn')

Common pest name

assam thrips; castor thrips; chilli thrips; yellow tea thrips

Scientific pest name

Scirtothrips dorsalis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

EU listed pest for citrus but highly polyphagous and intercepted on a number of hosts. EU legislation should be updated to reflect wider host list.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn' (Arrowwood 'Dawn')

Common pest name

pink wax scale; red was scale; ruby wax scale

Scientific pest name

Ceroplastes rubens

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Based on its biology and low potential impact continued action on this pest in the UK would not be considered appropriate. It is likely to be of more concern to southern Member States of the EU; as it is an economic pest of citrus.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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