Viburnum × bodnantense 'Charles Lamont'

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Buy Viburnum × bodnantense 'Charles Lamont' viburnum: Fragrant, bright pink flowers

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: November to March
  • 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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Spotted this variety in my local park and loved it so much had to have one. It is early yet but has produced blooms with nice perfume

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Winter flowering shrubs and climbers to plant with new hedge Hello, I have newly planted a hedge (made up from Hornbeam, Rosa rugosa, Blackthorn, Cornus, Hawthorn and Hazel) about 50ft long. I have been told that if I was to plant amongst the hedge some winter flowering Clematis such as 'Wisley Cream' it would give some nice colour these bleak winter months when the hedge is bare of foliage. The hedge is south facing and although the ground is ???good??? heavy Cambridgeshire clay the hedge has been planted in a trench back filled with leaf mulch, chipped wood and spent peat. Although I have said about in-planting Clematis in the hedge, I am open to other plant suggestions if you have any. Regards Terry

Terry Allum

Hello Terry, If you click on the following link it will take you to all our winter flowering climbers - of which the Jasminum is tougher and more like a shrub. http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/climbers/plcid.15/vid.204/ Alternatively, this link will take you to all our winter flowering shrubs. http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/plcid.1/vid.204/ I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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Specimen Ceanothus or another large bushy shrub.... Good afternoon, When I was first looking for a Ceanothus to replace the one we have in our front garden, I looked on your website, but you only had small ones. Our once lovely Ceanothus has been pruned out of all recognition again this year, as I planted it a bit too near our boundary when it was a baby. I know it may come back, but it is getting ridiculous as every time it grows back it has to be cut back again severely and then ooks a mess for most of the year. Have you got a nice, tall, bushy Ceanothus to replace it? I love my Ceanothus but perhaps if you don't have a big one, do you have another large, flowering shrub as an alternative? Hope you can help Regards Margaret

D DRAKETT

Hello Margaret, it is rare to find larger sized Ceanothus as they are usually quite short-lived and don't normally live longer than 6 - 8 years. We do have a selection of larger shrubs on our site like Hamamelis, Hydrangeas, Magnolias, Acer, Cornus, Cotinus, Philadelphus, Syringa and Viburnum, so you may find something of interest. They will be listed in this section. http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/ I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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Some more help? Dear Sirs I want to plant a Viburnum ?? bodnantense Charles Lamont at the bottom of a 55ft garden for winter interest. Would I get any benefit from this shrub at this sort of distance? As you can tell I'm very much a novice at all this gardening business!! Thank you for your help Regards Lynn

Lynn BT

Hello again Lynn, There are very few plants which will flower for a long period through winter, but the following are your best options. Viburnum tinus http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/viburnum-tinus-/classid.4482/ Garrya eliptica http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/garrya-elliptica-james-roof/classid.3880/ Mahonia http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/mahonia-%C3%97-media-winter-sun/classid.4161/ I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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Hello Lynn, This plant has very small flowers, which appear in custers on the bare stems in winter. They are not particularly showy from a distance, but they have a delicious scent, so are ideal for planting near a path or entrance.

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What's wrong with my Viburnum? Hello My Viburnum x bodnantense 'Charles Lamont' has some brown edges to some leaves. This has got worse over the weeks and the leaves have started to curl. I would like some advice on what the problem is and how to best to get rid of it.

WILLIAM SUTTON

Hello there, While it is normal for some leaves to become tatty during the summer, it sounds as if your Viburnum is getting scorched somehow. This can be caused by a number of things including lack of water, temperatures that are either too hot or too cold, chemicals such as weed killers that have drifted in the wind and too much fertilizer or wind. I would not be overly worried just yet, but do keep an eye on the watering and if the brown leaves look unsightly, then you can pick them off. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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What plants would you suggest for a winter gift? I would like to send a present in November to someone who loves the garden - any suggestions as to what you could offer? (I previously sent one of your ornamental bay trees, which was very successful).

Jennifer Baldwin

We do have some lovely winter-flowering plants that would make nice gifts. Just click on the link below each plant name to find out more about that particular one. 'Chimonanthus praecox' http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/selectionresults/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=820&CategoryID= 'Camellia sasanqua Plantation Pink' http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/selectionresults/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=1341&CategoryID= 'Clematis cirrhosa Jingle Bells' http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/selectionresults/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=2000003353&CategoryID= Hamamelis http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/results/?q=hamamelis Helleborus http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/results/?q=helleborus Lonicera x purpusii Winter Beauty' http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/selectionresults/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=4111&CategoryID= 'Sarcococca confusa' http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/selectionresults/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=4367&CategoryID= 'Viburnum x bodnantense Charles Lamont' http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/selectionresults/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=4488&CategoryID=

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