Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima'

Brilliant Red Chokeberry

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Shrub
Growth Rate - Forms a suckering colony
Mature Height - 6-8 feet high
Mature Width - 3-5 feet wide
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - White or slightly reddish flowers about 1/3" diameter borne in 9-20 flowered corymbs
Fruit - Glossy red fruit persists into winter; better fruit set than species. Birds dislike because of astringent taste
Leaf - Waxy, lustrous, dark green leaves; alternate, simple, 1.5-3.5" long, .5-.75" wide
Fall Color - Brilliant scarlet fall color, better than species.
Bark -
Other Features -
Possible Use -
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Full sun, well-drained soil; tolerates poorer soils
Native Habitat - Native to both wet and dry thickets in Eastern US
Diseases and Insects - Leaf spots, twig and fruit blight results in gray, powdery mold over affected plant parts; round-headed apple borer; none serious
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Plants of this taxon:
Bed 97

Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Chokeberry.
- Other plants of the family Rosaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Aronia.
- Other plants of the species Aronia arbutifolia.