of Bark & Limbs in Winter
Besides having small pink flowers on leafless winter limbs,
Viburnum bodnantense 'Dawn' ages with lovely
crusty bark, which on ours has further attracted moss &
lichens, as shown in this February (2002) portrait
of the roadside's Dawn Viburnum.
This is our other Dawn Viburnum, in the back yard,
showing off its cracked bark, & its pink winter blossoms.
This was snapped December 2003.
A January 2004 portrait of the back yard specimen,
with limbs of an evergreen Nandina
& a semi-deciduous Japanese spirea weighted over
by snowfall from the night before.
A week later also in January there was
eleven inches of snowfall & the whole garden became
a winter wonderland. This is the same shrub as shown
immediately above, but form another angle, with a bit of
the Alaska Ceder visible through the pink-blossomed branches
of the Dawn Viburnum.
The Dawn Virburnum is very long-flowering & will
still be quite impressive with its blooms right to thee
very tail end of winter, at least until mid-March.
This is a late-February portrait that shows how flowery
it can get, the pink & white cinnamen-scented blooms
contrasting to the rugged bark with still not a leaf in sight.
Even when Spring finally arrives along with new
bell-pepper-scented leaves, there'll still be a few
flowers appearing, but the leaves get so large
that the moderate rebloom that occurs the
rest of the year can pass unnoticed.
For more about this shrub, see the primary
Viburnum bodnantense 'Dawn' Page
& see also the
Dawn Viburnum page of the autumn leaves gallery
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