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Cardinal Candy® Viburnum

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 5-8
  • Height 6-8 Feet Tall
  • Spread 6-8 Feet Wide

Viburnum ‘Cardinal Candy’ is considered to be one of the best fruiting viburnums for American gardens according to Dr. Michael Dirr! So what is there to love about this shrub? Fabulous red berries in the fall that attract birds and other wildlife, long, dark green lustrous leaves beautiful white flowers is May and June! The flowers are great for pollinators of all sizes, including bees and butterflies. If there are any berries left over to the following spring, you can watch the male cardinals court the females by feeding them the berries!

This native viburnum is on the larger side making it ideal for using as a grouping, borders or as a hedge for privacy in the landscape! It is best to have two viburnum for cross pollination to produce lots and lots of berries. This viburnum is deciduous which means it loses its leaves in the fall but not without a great show of burgundy and bronze foliage first.

Cardinal Candy Viburnum Care

Cardinal Candy Viburnum prefers an average soil and will handle long periods of little to no rain once established. Full to part sun is ideal and little to no pruning is needed unless for a crossed or broken branch. If necessary, pruning cardinal Candy Viburnum should be done immediately after flowering. Viburnums prefer a slow release fertilizer for acid loving plants so no need to worry about fertilizing every week. And added bonus is it is deer resistant, disease resistant, and insect resistant! This shrub is also drought tolerant once established.

This plant will produce fruit without cross pollination. However, planting near another Viburnum dilatatum will help the plant produce abundant berries. The other viburnum should be within 60 feet in order to cross-pollinate.

Cardinal Candy Viburnum Spacing

This viburnum is on the larger size so it grows 6-8 ft. tall and just as wide. So plant it 8-10 ft. apart if using it as a hedge on center, in a large planter, or as the focal point of your landscape! This viburnum grows from Zones 5a-8b so you can live almost anywhere and grow this fantastic shrub!

Viburnum dilatatum 'Henneke' Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-8
Flower Color(s): White
Bloom Period: Spring
Foliage Color(s): Green
Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Height: 6-8 Feet
Spread: 6-8 Feet
Spacing: 8-10 Feet
Habit: Upright
Blooms On: Old Wood
Watering: Average
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Scientific Name: Viburnum dilatatum 'Henneke' USPP 12,870
Common Name: Cardinal Candy® Viburnum
Brand: Proven Winners ColorChoice®

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

1 Review - Cardinal Candy® Viburnum Show Reviews

  • 3
    no berries

    Posted by Kerry F. on Mar 27th 2019

    I ordered this last summer and it didn't even have 1 berry on it. not very happy about that. it was in otherwise good health at least, and it hasn't died yet. but pretty disappointed it didn't come with berries on it.