Brilliant Red Chokeberry

Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima'

Plant Details:

Plant Type: Shrub
Plant Family: Rosaceae
Plant Description: Large deciduous shrub that grows slightly smaller than the species. Pure white flowers bloom in early-spring followed by bright red berries. The berries are technically edible but, as the common name suggests, quite astringent. Glossy dark-green leaves are grey-green underneath and turn a brilliant red in the fall.
Plant Care: Prune regularly to promote health, provide air circulation, maintain a desirable shape, and to remove dead or damaged branches. Pruning is best done in late-winter to early spring for most trees and late-spring for spring blooming shrubs. Monitor for pests, diseases or other ailments on a regular basis.

Plant Attributes:

Hardiness Zone: 4 to 9
Mature Size: 6-8' tall x 3-4' wide
Utah Native: No
Plant Select: No
Salt Tolerant: Unknown
Deer Resistant: Unknown
Pollinator Friendly: No
Foliage Interest: No
Localscapes: Foundation Plant, Perimeter Plant
Foliage Color: Green
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Period: Apr - May

Plant Needs:

Light Requirement: Sun to Shade
Irrigation Requirement:     Moderate

Garden Location:

  • Maintenance Path
    • Rain Gardening
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter