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Viburnum × bodnantense 'Dawn'

does anyone know if this plant is suited to pots.


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,782

    It grows into a very large shrub - up to 2.5m tall by 1.5m wide - I think it'd struggle in a pot and you really wouldn't get the best out of it. 

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  • pbffpbff Posts: 433

    Hello Mr Mahonia,

    Theoretically, most plants can be container-grown, but in the case of a large shrub like Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn' you would need a really large pot and you might find that it'll grow well for a number of years, but as it gets larger, will start to suffer from it's restricted root environment.

    You'd need to keep it pruned and well-watered.

    Smaller Viburnum species/cultivars would probably be better or even something like Daphne odora.


    Last edited: 14 October 2016 12:50:52

  • that sounds good thank you. i will be moving house in the next year, so would you say it is alright to have a young plant in a pot for a year, and then transplant to final position in a garden? or will it outgrow a large pot in a year?

  • pbffpbff Posts: 433

    Hi MrMahonia,

    Yes, you'll be fine to keep it in a pot while it is a small plant and plant it out at a later date.


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