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Featured Plant: Dawn Bodnant Viburnum

March 19, 2018

Popping up between the lounging chairs on the Diller – von Furstenberg Sundeck and amongst the birch trees near Gansevoort Street are the fragrant pink flowers of Dawn bodnant viburnum, a cold weather bloom.

Dawn bodnant viburnum, or Viburnum x bodnantense ‘Dawn,’ is a deciduous shrub that has long-lasting fragrant flowers that bloom from late autumn through early spring. Currently, the flowers are a vivid pink since they are nearing their peak, however this color will fade in the coming weeks to an almost-white hue.

On the High Line between 14th and 15th Streets, and between 21st and 22nd Streets

The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped running in the 1980s. Today, the High Line includes more than 500 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability, diversity, and seasonal variation in color and texture. Some of the species that originally grew on the High Line’s rail bed are reflected in the park landscape today. Every week we share one of our gardeners’ current favorites with you.

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