Viburnum x bodnantense ‘Charles Lamont’
Family: Adoxaceae Origin: Garden Accession: 1974
|find it at the end of the rose garden|
Viburnum x bodnantense is the result of a cross between V. farreri and V. grandiflorum. The cross was originally made by Charles Lamont, Assistant Curator at the
, Edinburgh in 1933, but was not widely propagated until 1935 when the
same cross was made at Bodnant, hence the name of the hybrid. ‘Dawn’ was the
first named form, and ‘Charles Lamont’ was subsequently named as one of the
original seedlings raised at Royal Botanic Garden . Edinburgh
A medium to large deciduous shrub, it has a strong upright habit when young, later arching outwards gracefully. Ample clusters of exquisitely fragrant, rose-tinted flowers are produced in winter, before the leaves appear in spring. The foliage also turns an attractive bronze in autumn.
Originally thought to belong to the family Caprifoliaceae, recent studies using DNA sequencing have shown Viburnum to be a member of the family Adoxaceae.