RED BALLOON®

Viburnum - Lantanaphyllum

Viburnum x rhytidophylloides

'Redell'

USPP 24,227; CBR 4913

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A large specimen of Red Balloon viburnum in full bloom with white flowers Many clusters of bright red berries on Red Balloon viburnum Closeup of the white flower of Red Balloon viburnum Red Balloon viburnum in winer with excellent fall color and snow has caught on the leaves
  • Colorful fruit
  • Hardy
  • Deer resistant
Description

Red Balloon® viburnum is super showy and super easy to grow. This compact, well-branched hybrid has loads of bright red fruit, tightly packed into show clusters in late summer and fall. White flowers appear in April and May. This cross between V. lantana and V. rhytidophyllum has a rounded upright habit. Fruiting is enhanced by planting it near V. 'Mohican' or V. rhytidophylloides 'Alleghany'.

USDA Zone
4 - 8 (-30°F/-34.4°C)
Exposure
Full sun, Part sun
Height
6 - 8'
Width
6 - 8'
Finish Time
1 season
Type
Deciduous
Bloom Time
Spring
Flower Color
White
Foliage Color
Green
Liner Sizes
2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil

Prefers moist, well drained, somewhat acidic soil.

Pruning

Blooms on old wood. However, pruning after blooming will remove the potential for fruit develop.

Uses

Mixed borders; hedges; foundation plantings; specimen.

Growing Tips

Site out of winter winds, particularly in cold climates. Benefits from mulch.