Aronia arbutifolia


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Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot

Plant Description

Chokeberry, a member of the Rose family, is a lovely and useful small tree or suckering shrub for wet or dry places in sun or light shade. In late spring, it has fragrant, 1/2 inch white flowers resembling wild roses. Summer foliage is a lustrous dark green and is followed by spectacular fall color ranging from fluorescent crimson to deep reddish purple. The colorful leaves hold on well into the winter. But Chokeberry is also endowed with bright red berries that may be so plentiful as to weight down the branches. These, too, are long-lasting and persist through the winter as they are apparently distasteful to birds. Chokeberry is a very easy to grow shrub/tree with 3-plus seasons of interest. It looks especially outstanding when massed.



Rain Garden

Showy Berry Fruit                  

Good Fall Color

Deer Resistant

Native Plant

Good Fragrance

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Plant Type

Shrub, Tree

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny, Half and half

Soil Condition

Organic, Average

Moisture Tolerance

Moist, Moderately moist, Dry


full quart


36in or taller

Flower Color


Bloom Time

Late spring



Hardiness Zones

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9