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Aronia arbutifolia/Red Chokeberry

Aronia arbutifolia / Aronia arbutifolia
Striking autumn foliage
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Striking autumn foliage

Shrub with winter berries

Winter berries

Each berry like a miniature apple

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Scientific Name: Aronia arbutifolia
Common Name: Red Chokeberry
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Poor
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants that Attract Birds
Comments: A stiff, uprignt plant that will tolerate a wide range of growing conditions from dry pine woodlands to bottomlands. Birds eat the fruit. Best adapted to conditions of the Upper South, although this shrub will grow in the Coastal South. Several improved cultivars available in the trade. In native habitat, normally found growing in colonies along streams. Berries persist for a long time after leaves drop. Plants can sometime have leaf diseases.