- Part Sun to Sun
- Mature Size
- 72 - 96 Inches
White spring flowers produce bright red, persistent fruit. Deer resistant. Fruit attracts birds. Fruit is not edible by humans.
Extremely cold hardy and great in the landscape. Use in shrub borders, foundation plantings, as screens/hedges, in woodland gardens, and winter gardens.
Best in moist, slightly acidic soil but does tolerate a wide range of soil. Best if pruned immediately after flowering. Provide medium moisture. Established plants have some drought resistance. Deciduous shrubs. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for the recommended rate of application. Fruiting appears strong even without a pollinator in the area, but may be increased by planting near another V. dilitatum.
When a -25 degree cold spell killed all the dilatatum seedlings except one, Indiana's Rod Henneke knew he had something special. Cardinal Candy has improved hardiness compared to other dilatatum varieties, so northern gardeners can finally enjoy the impressive fruit of this viburnum. Bright red, remarkable and abundant berries make for a stunning display in the fall. Fruiting appears to be strong even without another pollinator in the area. Tons of creamy white flowers cover the plant in spring (May in Michigan). The plant itself has a nice, well-branched habit, and fits nicely into the landscape. Berries are not edible by humans.
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