- Part Sun to 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).
This plant is hardy in zones 4 - 8
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.
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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 tolerantProduces BerriesFall InterestAttracts:Butterflies
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:TallGarden Height:72 - 96 InchesSpacing:96 - 120 InchesSpread:72 - 96 InchesFlower Colors:WhiteFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:greenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:Early SpringBloom Time:Mid SpringBloom Time:Late SpringHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8bWater Category:AverageUses:Good for ScreeningUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointUses 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