Red Chokeberry Tree

Red Chokeberry Tree

Red Chokeberry Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Aronia arbutifolia
Hardiness Zones:   4 to 9
Growth_Rate:   Slow
Site Requirements:   Sun to partial shade; tolerates a range of soil types (wet, dry) but prefers good drainage
Texture:   Medium
Form:   Stiff, upright habit with vase shape; spreads by suckers; tends to be leggy
Height:   6 to 10'
Weight:   3 to 5
Leaf:   1.5 to 3.5" alternate, simple leaf; salmon, red, reddish purple to brilliant scarlet fall color
Flower/Fruit:   White to pinkish flowers in spring; 1/4" bright red fruit that last into winter
Comments:    Native; fibrous root system; easy to transplant; fruit attracts birds; can develop leaf spot and twig blights
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   Brilliantissima