Cardinal Candy™ Viburnum
Viburnum CARDINAL CANDY™ 'Henneke ™' PP12870 Patented
When a -25 degree cold spell killed all the dilatatum seedlings except one, 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 Illinois). The plant itself has a nice, well-branched habit, and fits nicely into the landscape. Berries are not edible.
Full sun to part sun.
Provides food and cover for a number of birds.
This is a patented variety and all royalties have been paid. Patent tag included. Unauthorized propagation or sale of plant parts for propagation is prohibited by law.
Container grown. Shipped semi-bare root.
Item Name: Cardinal Candy Viburnum GAL SBR Item Number: 13004
Item Name: Cardinal Candy Viburnum 2 GAL SBR Item Number: 13134
Item Name: Cardinal Candy Viburnum 3 GAL SBR Item Number: 13135
Item Name: Cardinal Candy Viburnum 5 GAL SBR Item Number: 13059
Item Name: Cardinal Candy Viburnum 7 GAL SBR Item Number: 13136
Item Name: Cardinal Candy Viburnum 10 GAL SBR Item Number: 13137
Fruit production is increased by having another cultivar of dilatatum near by to cross pollinate the flowers, but is not necessary to obtain fruit. Prefers well drained soil but adapts well to a variety of soils. Withstands high pH, heavy soils and vagaries of climate. Pruning is best done immediately after flowering, buds form the summer prior to blooming. Medium moisture. Deciduous shrub. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for the recommended rate of application.
Extremely cold hardy and great in the landscape. Use in shrub borders, foundation plantings, as screens/hedges, in woodland gardens, and winter gardens.
Bright red berries appear in late summer and persist through the winter. In spring creamy white flowers appear. Attractive to birds and butterflies.