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Brilliant Red Chokeberry

Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima'

Pronunciation: ar-ROH-nee-uh ar-bew-tih-FOH-lee-uh brill-YEN-tiss-ih-muh
SKU #00307
4-9

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OVERVIEW
Description Improved, compact selection noted for its lovely white spring flowers followed by larger, more abundant glossy red fruit and brilliant red fall foliage. An easy-care, multi-stemmed shrub for massing in borders, woodlands and naturalized areas. Ideal near a pond or stream margin. Fruit is tart and bitter when eaten fresh, but may be used in preserves. Deciduous.
Light Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Slow growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Compact Form, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Slow
Growth Habit Spreading
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border
Design Ideas This highly ornamental North American native plant offers multi-season interest and is deserving of more presence in today's gardens. Plant where its superb fall foliage will add late season excitement. Stunning when used in mass in shrub borders or woodland areas. Highly effective in naturalized areas where its suckering growth habit does not need to be restrained. Ability to withstand wet, boggy soils makes it ideal for planting near the edge of a pond or stream. Its wide adaptability to varied conditions makes it well-suited for areas where moisture fluctuates by season. Useful for erosion control and bank stabilization.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Snowberry (Symphoricarpos); Redbud (Cercis); Beauty Berry (Callicarpa); Dogwood (Cornus); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia)
CARE
Care Easy to grow and highly adaptable to a wide range of soil types and moisture, from wet to dry. Water regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Fertilize when new growth begins in spring. Prune annually to promote vigorous new growth.

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.