Aronia Arbutifolia Brilliantissima/Red Chokeberry (Review)
This deciduous shurb has it all. Fruit for birds, nectar for insects, cover for wildlife and multi-season beauty. Clusters of spring blooming white to pinkish flowers provide loads of nectar for pollinators. Dense clusters of glossy red fruit follow the flowers. The fruit ripens in late summer and persists through winter. the glossy foilage turns brilliant red in autumn, making it terrific altermative to the non-native, burning bush (Euonymus alatus).
The Benefits of Aronia / Red Chokeberry
Compact plant that makes and excellent hedge and provides cover for wildlife.
Lustrous foilage with superior red color in the fall.
Compact plant that makes and excellent hedge and provides ndance of large glossy fruit provides late season berries for birds.
Prolific flowers provide nectar in spring for early butterflies and pollinators.
Tolerant of wide range of conditions including wet or poor soils.
(photo from Missouri Botanical Garden)