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!
Cardinal Candy™ Viburnum dilatatum
- Hardy Zones
- 5 - 8
- Part Sun to Sun
- Mature Size
- 72 - 96 Inches
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. Plant near Tandoori Orange™ viburnum for abundant fruit on both.
Top three reasons to grow Cardinal Candy™ viburnum:
- Shiny red berries brighten the autumn landscape
- Very deer resistant
- Easy to grow - adapts readily and needs no special care
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.
- Brenda WolfeBettendorfIowaUnited States3 years ago
- Tatiana FefilovaWest ChicagoIllinoisUnited States3 years ago
Have had this at least 3 years now in zone 8, Willamette Valley of Oregon. Full sun exposure, good circulation and every year it has fungus issues to the point of very little berry production. Very disppointing. Have sprayed it with fungicide too.bonny bowens5 years ago
- Russell StudebakerNewfoundland and LabradorCanada5 years ago
- tom thesingOhioUnited States5 years ago
After 3 years, it still does not produce berries. I have no pollinator in the area.TriciaNew JerseyUnited States5 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 sisterCathyIndianaUnited States5 years ago