Raspberry Tart Viburnum

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The juicy-looking Raspberry Tart Viburnum (Viburnum dentatum 'Rastzam') is named for its exceptionally showy raspberry-red fall foliage! Rugged and adaptable, Raspberry Tart is a striking, compact dwarf variety that produces showy flat-topped clusters of creamy white flowers in spring. These shrubs are big pollinator draws, and you'll love seeing the 'flying flowers' and buzzing bees that visit your gardens!

The shiny, disease-resistant foliage lasts all summer, and then it shows off its outstanding raspberry-red color in the fall. Raspberry Tart also produces blue-black fruit which makes this a good choice for attracting birds to your yard! The textured, glossy round leaves look fantastic dark green all growing season - until fall when they'll light up your landscape!

This compact dwarf selection is durable and hardy under harsh conditions, with superior winter hardiness! Especially cold-hardy throughout USDA growing zones 3 through 9, these are such easy-going shrubs with vibrant color, that you'll wonder why you hadn't purchased one sooner! For more berries for birds, plant with another Raspberry Tart or other dentatum varieties to increase pollination!

Planting and Application:

Highly tolerant of urban pollution, it will thrive in inner city environments, don't be afraid to use these deciduous shrubs along pathways, sidewalks and the driveway where cars, traffic, and tougher conditions are often located! Line your home's foundation with these fruity-hued flowering ornamentals and boost curb appeal big time! Pollinator gardens, cottage borders, and modern lots all become revitalized with this shrub's fresh color all growing season long!

Ideal for use in wet soil areas that are well-drained and not stagnant, Rain Gardens and that soggy location by the gutters suits Raspberry Tart just fine! The root systems hold back soil and slow rainwater runoff, so use them atop those steep hillsides and slopes to control erosion! Perfect for colorful fall interests and creating wildlife and bird-friendly habitat anywhere without the worry that deer will munch these to the ground! These specimens are perfect for privacy, screening, property division, and space-saving backdrops throughout the landscape!

  • Creamy White Flat-Topped Blossoms
  • Dark Green Glossy Foliage & Red Fall Color
  • Flowers Attract Pollinators & Blue-Black Fruit Feeds Birds
  • Smaller, Compact Deciduous Ornamental Shrubs
  • Wet Soil, Hedges, Foundations, Wildlife, Specimen & Erosion Control

#ProPlantTips for Care:

This Viburnum is a relatively low-maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. This Viburnum shouldn't be allowed to dry out, so provide moisture regularly and in times of need, and a well-mulched bed with 3-4 inches of arborist bark chips. Mulch not only holds in additional moisture, and slowly releases nutrients, but it also insulates the roots! Prune after flowering, as the shrub blooms on old wood. Renewal prune to remove the largest thickest stems from the ground every few years, leaving the young stems in place to flower nicely for you next spring.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Adaptable to Most Well-Drained Soil - Tolerates Wet Areas, Salt & Clay
  • Prune After Flowering & Renewal Prune Every 3-4 Years
  • Appreciates Mulched Beds & Consistent Moisture
  • Tolerates Urban Conditions, Pollution, Drought, Deer & Juglone Resistant

Color and 3 season interest await you with the fruity Raspberry Tart Viburnum from NatureHills.com today! Versatile and adaptable ornamental shrubs for your and your backyard wildlife shipped to your doorstep!

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Raspberry Tart Viburnum Produce Fruit?

Raspberry Tart Viburnums will produce blue-black fruit in the fall with another suitable Arrowwood Viburnum pollinator nearby.

Does Raspberry Tart Viburnum Bushes Spread?

The Raspberry Tart Viburnum creates thickets with polite suckers. These are easily removed with annual pruning if they are not desired.

Do Raspberry Tart Shrubs Lose Their Leaves in Winter?

Raspberry Tart is a deciduous shrub that will drop its leaves each fall.

How tall is the Raspberry Tart Viburnum?

The mature size of the Raspberry Tart in optimal conditions is around 4-5 feet in height and width.

Will Raspberry Tart Viburnum grow in the shade?

This Viburnum needs to be planted in full shade and partial shade to achieve the strongest growth, best color, and flowering.

How do you care for a Viburnum Bush?

These are incredibly easy-care shrubs that need a sunny, moderately moist environment. Well-drained enriched soil and mulched beds are preferred.

What Shipping Options Do You Offer?

NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and won'ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Viburnum for sale here at NatureHills.com!

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Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
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Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Raspberry Tart Viburnum Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Viburnum dentatum 'Rastzam'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 4 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Average to Wet
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Glossy Green
Foliage Glossy Green
Fall Color Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering