Genus: Chokeberry Aronia Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of White Flower Farm Chokeberry (Aronia) ah-ROE-nee-ah Rosaceae The Aronia genus is made up of just two species of deciduous, suckering shrubs from eastern North America. The white or pink-tinged flowers bloom in late spring and are followed by round red or black fruit that is often attractive to birds. The simple, fine-toothed leaves exhibit attractive fall color. Noteworthy characteristics: Native to eastern North America. Good fall color and attractive fruit. Tolerates wet and dry soils. Care: Tolerant of most any moist but well-drained soil in sun or part shade. Avoid shallow, alkaline soil. Prune in late winter or early spring, or after flowering. Propagation: Sow seed outdoors in autumn, or root softwood cuttings in early summer. Problems: Leaf spots and rusts are common. Species, varieties and clutivars for genus Aronia 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Red chokeberry Aronia arbutifolia 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Red chokeberry Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Black chokeberry Aronia melanocarpa View the discussion thread.