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Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima' (Red chokeberry)

Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima' Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima' ah-ROE-nee-ah ar-bew-tih-FOE-lee-ah Common Name: Red chokeberry Genus: Aronia
This is an erect shrub with lustrous dark green leaves that turn scarlet in autumn. It produces numerous white flowers tinged with pink, and abundant showy red berries that persist into winter (birds dislike the taste).
Care: Tolerates both wet and dry soil. Easy to grow.
Propagation: Root softwood cuttings in summer.
Problems: Leaf spot and rust are common.
Height 6 ft. to 10 ft.
Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Habit Spreads
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Adaptable
Maintenance Moderate
Tolerance Deer Tolerant
Characteristics Native
Bloom Time Spring
Flower Color Pink Flower; White Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Roadside
Seasonal Interest Winter Interest, Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Shrubs

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