A cloud of pale pink flowers attracted attention from the large and vigorous Viburnum × bodnantense ‘Dawn’. This deciduous shrub has upright growth, spreading by producing additional stems from ground level. The clusters of scented, light pink and white flowers opening from red buds through autumn and winter to early spring.
Perfect for the woodland garden, under deciduous shrubs or edging a deciduous hedge is Galanthus elwesii (snowdrop). This bulbous, early perennial is larger than Galanthus nivalis growing up to 30cm in height with broad, glaucous leaves and nodding, solitary white flowers. The plants grow best in humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil that does not dry out in summer.