Brilliant Red Chokeberry
Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima'
|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.|
|Mature Size||Slow growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Snowberry (Symphoricarpos); Redbud (Cercis); Beauty Berry (Callicarpa); Dogwood (Cornus); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia)|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9
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