I have two Cardinal Candy shrubs that were transplanted three times! They have been in their current location for almost ten years now. They have been one the best performers in my garden. Beautiful and abundant white flowers in May, with red berries that follow. They are planted in filtered sun under tall trees. Highly recommend them.
Cardinal Candy® Viburnum dilatatum
This variety is no longer available from Proven Winners®. The information on this page is for reference only.
When a -25 degree cold spell killed all the dilatatum seedlings except one, Indiana's Rod Henneke knew he had something special. Cardinal Candy® viburnum has improved hardiness compared to other varieties of linden viburnum, so even northern gardeners can finally enjoy the impressive display of bright red berries in fall. 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. Though Cardinal Candy viburnum will set fruit without a pollinator, planting near Tandoori Orange® viburnum results in abundant fruit on both.
Top three reasons to grow Cardinal Candy® viburnum:
Produces BerriesFall InterestWinter InterestAttracts:BirdsResists:Deer
- Shiny red berries brighten the autumn landscape
- Very deer resistant
- Easy to grow - adapts readily and needs no special care
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:TallGarden Height:72 - 96 InchesSpacing:96 - 120 InchesSpread:72 - 96 InchesFlower Colors:WhiteFlower Shade:WhiteFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).Maintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:Early SpringBloom Time:Mid SpringBloom Time:Late SpringHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8bWater Category:AverageUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Extremely cold hardy and great in the landscape. Use in shrub borders, foundation plantings, as screens/hedges, in woodland gardens, and winter gardens.
PLEASE NOTE: for the most abundant berry set, we recommend planting with Tandoori Orange® viburnum.Maintenance Notes:
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.Cardinal Candy® Viburnum dilatatum 'Henneke' USPP 12,870
5443312114Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
Nancy, Virginia, United States, 3 years ago
That is a canned rating. I'm not satisfied but I AM going to try it again. It may not have gotten sufficient water last year.Mary, 3 years ago
Planted 2 summers ago..lots of fruit this fall ...rather straggly... should I shape it?? I think I am going to enjoy watching it grow!Brenda Wolfe, Iowa, United States, 10 years ago
Tatiana Fefilova, Illinois, United States, 10 years ago
Russell Studebaker, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, 12 years ago
tom thesing, Ohio, United States, 12 years ago
After 3 years, it still does not produce berries. I have no pollinator in the area.Tricia, New Jersey, United States, 12 years ago
Got this item at our Flower & Patio show and re-planted it and it had not grown at all very disapointed. It was a plant to remember my sisterCathy, Indiana, United States, 12 years ago