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Red chokeberry

Red chokeberry
Plant Botanical Name: 
Aronia arbutifolia
Plant Sub Species or Variety: 
USBG Plant Location: 
National Garden
Requires full sun for best flower, fruit set and brilliant red fall foliage
Plant Soil Type: 
Adaptable to soil type
Plant Moisture Requirements: 
Can tolerate wet to dry conditions once established

This is a shrub native to Eastern North America) and wonderful garden plant. It has nice flowers, abundant red fruit and outstanding bright red fall foliage. Once estabilished, it will sucker into an attractive clump. Although not widely used, the botanical name has been changed to Photinia pyrifolia 'Brilliantissima.'

National Garden Room Location: