Common Name: Red Chokeberry

  • Habit: Shrub
  • Light: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
  • Water Needs: Wet, Moist, Average
  • Height: 8-15′
  • Flower: White, Pink, Mar, Apr, May
  • Fruit: Clusters of bright red berries that persist through the fall into winter.
  • Fall Color: Yes
  • Natural Habitat: Woodland Edge, Grasslands/Prairies, Rocky Outcrops
  • Larval host for: Coral Hairstreak (Satyrium titus)

SKU: aro_arb_000 Category:
Aronia arbutifolia is an upright, twiggy shrub with multiple stems and sparse, alternate elliptical leaves and terminal clusters of small white flowers in the spring. Leaves turn deep red in fall, especially in full sun. The bright red berries are winter persistent, often clinging onto the plant stems until early spring. Brilliant red berries attract northward migrating birds such as Cedar Waxwings and provide food for them on their way to spring nesting grounds.

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