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Aronia arbutifolia

Native Plants

Red Chokeberry

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Red chokeberry (Aronia arbutifolia) is a multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub with several seasons of interest that deserves greater use in the garden. It bears numerous clusters of attractive small, white flowers in spring. In autumn it produces a fabulous display of glossy red fruit and brilliant red fall foliage. This colonizing shrub grows 5-10’ tall and about 4’ wide. It performs well in full sun to filtered shade and grows well in a variety of soil types. Red chokeberry is also tolerant of wide ranges in soil moisture from wet to dry. Red chokeberry integrates nicely with coastal serviceberry (Amelanchier obovalis), fringe tree (Chionanthus virginicus), Virginia sweetspire (Itea virginica), cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis), sweet bay (Magnolia virginiana), and winterberry (Ilex verticillata). Zones 4-9. 

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  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    filtered-shade, full-sun 
  • Foliage Character
  • Soil Moisture
    average, dry, moist, wet 
  • Flowering Period
    late-spring, mid-spring
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  • Flower Color
  • Summer Foliage Color
  • Fall Foliage Color
  • Fruit/Seed Color