Viburnum Cardinal Candy Shrubs for Sale Online
Viburnum 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.
When a -25 degree cold spell killed all the Viburnum dilatatum seedlings except one, Indiana's Rod Henneke knew he had something special. Viburnum Cardinal Candy was born and 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 Michigan). The plant itself has a nice, well-branched habit, and fits nicely into the landscape.
|Mature Height:||6 to 8 feet|
|Mature Width:||6 to 8 feet|
|Classification:||Broad Leaved deciduous shrub, Spring to Summer flowering|
|Sunlight:||Full to Partial Sun|
|Habit:||Upright, densely branched|
|Pruning Season:||Prune after flowering, flowers on old wood, Rarely needed.|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established.|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed border, mass planting, or a specimen planting.|
How to Care for Viburnum Cardinal Candy
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Viburnum Cardinal Candy plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Viburnum Cardinal Candy to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardeners best friend and can help guarantee your success.