Viburnum dilatatum 'Cardinal Candy™'

Linden Viburnum


Tips for Homeowners:

Prune as needed after flowering (leave flowers to allow for berries in the fall). Another variety, not necessarily the same variety, may be necessary for cross-pollination for an increase in berry production.

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A good all-season shrub with flowers in the spring that nearly cover the entire shrub followed by the bright red berries and vibrant fall color.

  • Extremely cold hardy
  • Loads of white flowers in spring
  • Candy-red fruit lasts into winter

A good multipurpose plant for the shrub or perennial border, house foundation planting, or as a hedge. Will grow best in eastern and central Kansas.

Height: 7-10 ft
Spread: 7-10 ft
Zone: 5-8
Color: White

Interesting Notes about Linden Viburnum:

A good Viburnum for moist, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade, this is a shrub that tolerates a wide range of soil types. It can handle drought after establishment and has no disease or insect problems. Creamy white flowers will mature into red fruit that will last into winter if the birds allow. 

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Spring Bloomer
  • Low Maintenance
  • Naturalizing
  • Mass Planting
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Specimen
  • Attractive fruit
  • Fall Color

Foliage Color:

  • Red
  • Green
  • Bronze
  • Burgundy


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Songbirds
  • Attracts Butterflies

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Upright

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water