Aronia arbutifolia
(red chokeberry)
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Category: Shrubs and Small Trees

Photo Credits: Sally and Andy Wasowski, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Additional Species:

‘Elegantissima’ more compact than species, with better fall color and larger, more numerous fruit; ‘Erecta’ has an upright habit

Height: 4 – 10 feet


Spread:  6 feet


Location: Bottom, Sides, Top of Berm


Fruit: abundant glossy bright red fruit persistent into winter; showy on some cultivars


Comments & Cautions:
best fruit production in full sun; remove root suckers to control spread


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Wet or Moist or Average

This plant prefers Loam or Clay soil.

This plant DOES have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

Plant Form

vase-shaped; may sucker to form colonies

Foliage

glossy green leaves; red fall color; medium texture

Flowers

small; white to pale pink in open clusters; May

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