Viburnum dilatatum Cardinal Candy™
Cardinal Candy Viburnum
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Broadleaf deciduous shrub, grows to about 6-10 ft (2-3 m) tall and wide, bushy, upright-rounded form. Leaves simple, opposite, broad ovate, to about 9 cm long, tip acute to blunt, base rounded to blunt, margin toothed and undulating, upper surface wrinkled and dark green, lower surface lighter with pubescence. Flowers are small, creamy white, in showy, large hemispherical clusters to a width of 15 cm; blooms in late spring, Fruit is glossy, bright red, ovoid, in showy pendulous clusters which appear in late summer to early fall but persist through winter.
- Sun to light shade.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 5 This selection was discovered and selected by Rodney Henneke (hence the cultivar name ‘Henneke’) in the spring of 1990 on the basis of its winter hardiness in Milan, Indiana. Its winter hardiness was also evaluated in Grand Haven, Michigan. It was patented in 2002 (PP12,870) and trademarked as Cardinal Candy™.