Single small tree/bush seen within WWT Arundel site; single older leaf, with blossom and buds.
No interactions present.
definitely a Viburnum, and probably V. bodnantense, but not possible to make a closer ID at this point.
They often crop up in managed woodlands or reserves: I have often wondered if they were planted deliberately, or have arrived by seed.
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First I agree it is probably V. x bodnantense. I made a bit of a mistake in my comment on the id. The other species it could be is Viburnum farreri, one of the parents of V. x bodnantense. V.fragrans is a an old synonym for V. farreri-sorry. There are also nice cultivars of both V. x bodnantense and V. farreri.
David J Trevan
Many thanks both; title amended accordingly
Needs changing to Viburnum not Viburnam!
*does silly dance*
Viburnum x bodnantense is a more robust growing plant than V. farreri, growing taller, with thicker/heavier stems & flower spurs; flower trusses are larger as well as the individual flowers, foliage too is larger & tougher too. It appears to be also more frost resistant. A hybrid raised at Bodnant around 1935,the variety 'Dawn'probably being one of the commonest to be found.
Lat/Lng: 50.8631, -0.5509
OS grid ref: TQ020080