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Aronia arbutifolia

Native Plants

Red Chokeberry

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Red chokeberry is a multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub with several seasons of interest and 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’ feet tall and about 4’ wide. It performs well in full sun to filtered shade and grows well in a variety of soil types. Aronia arbutifolia is also tolerant of wide ranges in soil moisture from wet to dry. Red chokeberry integrates nicely with Amelanchier obovalis, Chionanthus virginicus, Itea virginica, Lobelia cardinalis, Magnolia virginiana, and Ilex verticillata.

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    filtered-shade, full-sun 
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  • Soil Moisture
    average, dry, moist, wet 
  • Flowering Period
    late-spring, mid-spring
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