Red chokeberry

Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima'

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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Red chokeberry (Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima')
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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,
White
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Roadside
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant
Type
Shrubs

Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima'