Viburnum x rhytidophylloides Red Balloon®

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Plant Code: VIRB

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Up, Up and Away! V. Red Balloon® shoots skyward to 8’. It raises the bar with its showy tightly-packed clusters of bright red fruit in late summer and rounded upright habit. Large white flower clusters in late spring are showcased against attractive pleated foliage.

Viburnum Red Balloon® has a rounded upright habit. The fruit is appealing to birds and other wildlife. Proven Winners® selections are trialed and tested to be colorful, long blooming, carefree and easy to grow. Viburnums are shipped during our spring shipping season only.


Type: Shrubs
Height: Tall 6-8'
Spacing: Plant 8' apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Spring to Late Spring
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun / Half Shade
Zones: 4-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic
Flower: White
Accent: White
Patent: PP24,227 'Redell'
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
  • Good for Hedge

Viburnum General Information

Viburnum are a diverse group of shrubs used widely in the garden or in foundation plantings. They offer a range of shapes, foliage colors, flower shapes and fruits that are especially desired by birds.

Viburnum Plant Care

Minimal pruning needed. To shape, prune after blooms have faded. Prefers a well-drained soil. Plant in groups for optimum berry production.