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Red Balloon® Viburnum

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 4-8
  • Height 6-8 Feet Tall
  • Spread 6-8 Feet Wide
  • Light Requirement is Partial Sun to Full Sun

Viburnum ‘Red Balloon’ has everything you want from a viburnum. Creamy white spring flowers that butterflies love, beautiful red clusters of berries (like a red balloon) in the fall for the birds, a wonderful texture on the leaves that when in the fall turn to a gorgeous deep burgundy color much like a fine wine! This is a plant that you can grow in almost all parts of the country, from the colder northern climates to the mild southern zones. As the berries ripen in the late fall, they turn to black giving you just one more color in the spectrum for your garden. Consider it a plant for all seasons!

This viburnum is multi-talented in the landscape. It can be the stunning focal point of the garden, use it as a hedge or as the backdrop to your annuals and perennials. Its upright growth habit gives you a vertical design element in your landscape. Put it in a container and watch it add drama to your garden! Since this is a larger plant that grows 6-8 ft. wide and tall, drama is the word of the day.

Red Balloon Viburnum Care

Viburnums are relatively problem free. Insects and diseases don’t seem to bother it and the deer don’t find it delectable. Plus it requires little maintenance other than a slow release acid fertilizer in the spring. Pruning Red Balloon Viburnum is not necessary unless trimming dead or broken branches. This makes it an ideal plant for the busy homeowner.

Just average water is required so no pampering is needed. The soil should be well draining but retain moisture. It is winter hardy and heat tolerant from Zones 4a-8b! ‘Red Balloon’ also tolerates a bit more shade for those lacking an area for full sun. While ‘Red Balloon’ will produce berries for better fruit production plant with either ‘Alleghany’ or ‘Mohican’.

Red Balloon Viburnum Spacing

Planting is easy for ‘Red Balloon’. If using as a screen or a hedge plant it 8-10 feet on center, use it as a focal point in the garden or as backdrop to your perennials.

Viburnum x rhytidophylloides 'Redell' Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-8
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 x rhytidophylloides 'Redell' USPP 24,227
Common Name: Red Balloon® 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.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

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

Planter Shipping

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

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

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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 - Red Balloon® Viburnum Show Reviews

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    New plants, first time...

    Posted by Richard Hein on Jun 9th 2021

    plants arrived in good shape and healthy. planted as directed and water daily. can not give a 5 star rating until plants mature and show growth.