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Aronia arbutifolia

Common Name(s):
Red chokeberry, Chokeberry
Cultivar(s):
Brilliantissima, Erect
Categories:
Native Plants, Shrubs, Trees
Comment:

Fruit attracts birds; salmon to brilliant scarlet fall foliage; stiff, upright habit with a vase shape; spreads by suckers; drought tolerant; native; fibrous root system; easy to transplant; fruit has astringent taste that birds do not prefer; suckers from roots; best used in a mass planting; tends to become leggy; can develop leaf spot and twig blights

Height:
6-10 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, 1.5- to 3.5-in. leaves, salmon to brilliant scarlet fall color; color varies among seedlings
Flower:
.3-in., white to pink flowers in spring; .25-in., round, bright red fruit in fall that lasts into winter; best fruit production in sun
Zones:
4-9
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; tolerates a range of soil types (wet, dry) but prefers good drainage
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Multi-stemmed shrub; spreading; open; rounded top; tends to become leggy with age; stiff, upright habit with a vase shape
Exposure:
Sun to partial shade; tolerates a range of soil types (wet, dry)
Fruit:
White flowers in spring; red berries that last into the winter
Width:
3-5 ft.
Growth Rate:
Slow
Leaf:
1.5 to 3.5 in. alternate, simple leaf; salmon, red, reddish purple to brilliant scarlet fall color
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 444

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