Skip to Content Skip to Navigation
Menu

Red Balloon® Viburnum x rhytidophylloides

Be The First To Rate This
Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • 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).

Flower Season
  • Fall
Mature Size
96" 96"
Height
72 - 96"
Spread
72 - 96"

This plant is hardy in zones 4 - 8

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
What is my hardiness zone?
 

My Current Zone

0
  • Details

    Features

    Get more from your landscape with Red Balloon® viburnum!

    In spring, large, lacy white flower clusters cover the plant, followed by green fruit which turns brilliant red in late summer. The thick, leathery foliage lends a distinguished, handsome look to the plant all season. This viburnum will develop some berries without another variety as a pollinator, but you'll get more fruit if planted around 'Mohican' or 'Alleghany.'

    Top reasons to grow Red Balloon® viburnum:

    - multi-season interest

    - deer resistant

    - shade tolerant

    Produces Berries
    Fall Interest
    Attracts: 
    Butterflies

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Tall
    Garden Height: 
    72 - 96 Inches
    Spacing: 
    96 - 120 Inches
    Spread: 
    72 - 96 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    White
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Spring
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Spring
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Good for Screening
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Uses Notes: 

    Red Balloon® viburnum is a fairly large plant that makes an excellent hedge or foundation planting. 

    PLEASE NOTE: For best fruiting, you'll need 'Mohican' or 'Alleghany'

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Best in moist, well drained, slightly acidic soil.  Trim to shape after flowering.

    Fun Facts: 

    The fruits of Red Balloon® viburnum are not edible for humans, but they are relished by wildlife.

    Red Balloon® Viburnum x rhytidophylloides 'Redell' USPP 24,227, Can 4,913
Back to Top

Find plants you love and create idea boards for all your projects.

To create an idea board, sign in or create an account.