Three seasons of beauty from an easy-to-grow shrub; grow with V. 'Winterthur' for best berry display.
We are proud to offer this spectacular Viburnum that produces the most colorful berries ever. A splendid native shrub that belongs in every garden within its hardiness range, Brandywine™ is by far the heaviest-fruiting Viburnum we have seen. From early September through February, this compact 5- to 6-foot shrub is hung with huge clusters of round berries that begin green, then turn white and finally sport all bright shades of pink and blue. Irresistible to birds and most productive when grown near its cousin V. 'Winterthur', Brandywine™ offers multi-season beauty on a deciduous habit.
Spring brings new leaves of deep green, glossy and reaching nearly 4 inches long. By late spring, the 2- to 4-inch clusters of white blooms have arisen, lasting into summer. And when the blooms have passed and begun to sport berries, the foliage turns a rich, deep red before falling.
Brandywine™ was developed by noted plantsman, Mark Bulk, and reaches just 5 to 6 feet wide. It thrives in full sun to part shade and is quite adaptable to varying soil types and moisture levels. For best fruiting, plant at least 2 Viburnums together. Zones 5-9. Cannot ship to AZ.
|Zone||5 - 9|
|Bloom Season||Late Spring - Early Summer|
|Plant Height||5 ft - 6 ft|
|Additional Characteristics||Berries, Bird Lovers, Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Fall Color|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green, Red|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Part Shade|
|Moisture Requirements||Moist, well-drained|
|Resistance||Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant|
|Soil Tolerance||Clay, Normal, loamy|
|Uses||Border, Foliage Interest, Ornamental|
|Restrictions||Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Canada, Arizona, Virgin Islands|
Which plants should I grow to repel insects?Many of the herbs will repel insects. Pennyroyal repels fleas and other insects. Pyrethrum repels moths, flies, ants, mosquitoes, cockroaches, mites, and bedbugs. Mint repels flies, fleas, and ants. Lavender repels flies, silverfish, and fleas. Catnip can repel mosquitoes. Thyme repels insects. Lemon Grass repels mosquitoes. Basil repels flies and mosquitoes. Sage repels a variety of insects. Chrysanthemum, grown for its beautiful flowers and for the extraction of pyrethrin (an organic insecticide), repels flies, beetles, mosquitoes, roaches, lice, and fleas.
Which plants should I grow to repel rabbits and deer?Planting garlic, onions, chives, lavender, rosemary, and sage around rabbit-susceptible plants will repel rabbits. Deer repellent plants include: lavender, onion, catnip, sage, chives, garlic, spearmint, and thyme. Be sure to strategically place these repellent plants around and in between rabbit and deer-susceptible plants. Also, place some along the property line and especially at key points the rabbits and deer are using as entryways, which can even deter them from coming onto your property.
Which of your plants offered are deer resistant?Perennials that are deer resistant include: Asclepias, Aster, Baptisia, Coreopsis, Dianthus, Digitalis, Echinacea, Gaillardia, Heuchera, Hibiscus, Malva, Monarda, Oriental Poppy, Platycodon, Peony, Rudbeckia, Salvia, Sedum, and Tricyrtis. Shrubs include: Buddleia, Buxus, Cotoneaster, Daphne, Forsythia, Fothergilla, Hibiscus (Rose of Sharon), Potentilla, Spiraea, Syringa, and Viburnum. Vines include: Clematis, Honeysuckle, Campsis, Wisteria, and Climbing Hydrangea. Trees include: Acer (Maple), Cercis (Redbud), Corylus, Fagus (Beech), Magnolia, Ginkgo, Mulberry, Spruce, and Salix (Willow).