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Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliant'

Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliant'
red chokeberry

Synonym(s) Aronia arbutifolia var. brilliantissima
Common name red chokeberry
Family rosaceae
Life cycle shrub (Z4-9)
Flowers white (late spring)
Size 6-8'
Light sun-part shade

Fast-growing deciduous shrub native to the eastern US, with white flowers in spring and glossy red berries in fall. The 'Brilliant' variety or cultivar is a bit more compact than the species, with red fall foliage.

Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliant'
Early October: the leaves are still glossy green, but already adorned by berry bling.
red chokeberry
Mid-November: orange-red leaves

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '07 garden. Crushed dry berries to retrieve seeds (black irregular); baggy 35F (12w) -70F (12%G, 3d)

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