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Red chokeberry

Aronia arbutifolia

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Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima'

Fragrant white flowers in spring, red fall foliage, and persistent berries for winter interest make Aronia a valuable plant in all seasons.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsSpreads by suckering. Needs space, but can be kept in check. A nice native alternative to burning bush.

CarePrefers 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.

PropagationRoot softwood cuttings in summer.

ProblemsLeaf spot and rust are common.

  • Genus : Aronia
  • Plant Width : 3 to 6 feet
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Plant Height : 6 to 10 feet
  • Tolerance : Deer Tolerant
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Characteristics : Fragrant Flowers, Showy Fruit
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Bloom Time : Late Spring, Spring
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Shrubs
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Flower Color : White

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