Brilliant Red Chokeberry
Brilliant Red Chokeberry
Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima'Item #0307 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
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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.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial shade to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Slow growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:ar-ROH-nee-uh ar-bew-tih-FOH-lee-uhPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slow growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.Special features:Bird Friendly, Compact Form, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Road Salt, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:WhiteFlower attributesShowy FlowersGarden styleCottageDesign IdeasThis 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 PlantsSnowberry (Symphoricarpos); Redbud (Cercis); Beauty Berry (Callicarpa); Dogwood (Cornus); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia)
- CareCare InformationEasy 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.Pruning time: late winter.Light Needs:Partial shade to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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