Genus: Chokeberry

Aronia

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of White Flower Farm
Chokeberry (Aronia)
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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

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Red chokeberry
Aronia arbutifolia
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Red chokeberry
Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima'
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Black chokeberry
Aronia melanocarpa