Red Balloon® Viburnum x rhytidophylloides
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: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: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
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