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Aronia arbutifolia (Red chokeberry)

Aronia arbutifolia Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima' Photo/Illustration: Paul Moore

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Aronia arbutifolia ah-ROE-nee-ah ar-bew-tih-FOE-lee-ah Common Name: Red chokeberry 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.
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
Tolerance Deer Tolerant
Characteristics Fragrant Flowers; Native; Showy Fruit
Bloom Time Late Spring; Spring
Flower Color White Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Roadside
Seasonal Interest Winter Interest, Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Shrubs

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