Red chokeberry Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima' Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Red chokeberry (Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima') ah-ROE-nee-ah ar-bew-tih-FOE-lee-ah 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. Overview 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 Characteristics Attracts Song Birds, Native Bloom Time Spring Flower Color Pink Yarrow, White Uses Beds and Borders, Roadside Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Tolerance Deer Tolerant Type Shrubs Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima'View the discussion thread.