Red chokeberry

Aronia arbutifolia

Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima'
Photo/Illustration: 
Paul Moore
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Red chokeberry (Aronia arbutifolia)
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Genus:  Aronia
Fragrant white flowers in spring, red fall foliage, and persistent berries for winter interest make Aronia a valuable plant in all seasons.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Spreads by suckering. Needs space, but can be kept in check. A nice native alternative to burning bush.
Care:  Prefers full sun to part shade and moist but well-drained soil, but can tolerate most any soil, including boggy. Full sun may produce more fruit.
Propagation:  Root softwood cuttings in summer.
Problems:  Leaf spot and rust are common.

Overview

Height
6 ft. to 10 ft.
Spread
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Fragrant Flowers,
Native,
Showy Fruit
Bloom Time
Late Spring,
Spring
Flower Color
White Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Roadside
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant
Type
Shrubs

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