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Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima', commonly known as red chokeberry, is a deciduous shrub prized for its brilliant red autumn foliage and clusters of white spring flowers, followed by persistent red berries that persist into winter, attracting birds and providing ornamental interest in naturalized areas, woodland gardens, or wetland edges.

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Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima'

Common Name: Red chokeberry

Type: Deciduous shrub

Family: Rosaceae

Native Range: Eastern North America

Zone: 4 to 9

Height: 6 to 10 feet

Spread: 3 to 6 feet

Bloom Time: May

Bloom Description: White

Sun: Full sun to part shade

Water: Medium to wet

Maintenance: Low

Suggested Use: Hedge, naturalize, rain garden

Attracts: Birds

Tolerate: Deer, wet soil

Red Chokeberry (Aronia Arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima')

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Brilliantissima Red Chokeberry is primarily grown for its highly ornamental fruit. It features an abundance of magnificent red berries from early fall to late winter. It features showy panicles of white flowers with brick red anthers at the ends of the branches in mid spring. It has forest green deciduous foliage. The oval leaves turn an outstanding scarlet in the fall.

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