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Viburnum ×bodnantense 'Charles Lamont'

Viburnum ×bodnantense 'Charles Lamont'

This sweet-scented, winter-flowering viburnum is not named after the director of a number of Abbott and Costello films. Instead, the name honours a former assistant curator in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. The Royal Horticultural Society's account for Viburnum ×bodnantense tells the story.

Photography resource link: Subject Matter and Print Size, an essay by Alain Briot for The Luminous Landscape (part of his Reflections on Photography and Art series).


Viburnum x bodnantense 'Charles Lamont' - Z7 - RHS Index of Garden Plants, Griffiths
Viburnum x bodnantense 'Charles Lamont' - Z7-8 - A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, Brickell, Cole, Zuk
Viburnum x bodnantense 'Charles Lamont' - 'flowers are remarkably frost-resistant and provide a cheering sight on a cold winter's day' - Hillier Manual of Trees & Shrubs', 2002

I love your photos, Daniel. This one is exquisite! the DOF and the dark background really focus on the viburnum flower. Viburnums are some of my favorite garden shrubs... no garden should be w/o at least one viburnum.

Thanks Maureen - this is a plant I keep on trying photograph every year, and I still haven't managed a capture I'm 100% happy with, but that's alright - it just keeps me trying again and again.

Said to be like 'Dawn' but "purer pink" (HILLIER MANUAL).

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