Red Chokeberry

An upright, slender, twiggy shrub with multiple stems and sparse, alternate elliptical leaves.  Terminal clusters of small white flowers with five petals hang from the branches in spring. Leaves turn deep red in fall, especially in full sun.  The bright red berries are winter persistent, often clinging onto the plant stems until early spring.   Brilliant red berries attract northward migrating birds such as Cedar Waxwings and provide food for them on their way to spring nesting grounds.

Scientific Name: Aronia arbutifolia
Bloom Color: Pink, White
Bloom Time: March, April, May
Butterfly Host: Coral Hairstreak (Satyrium titus)
Container Size: 3/4 gallon
Cultural Uses: N/A
Fall Foliage: Yes
Fruit: Clusters of bright red berries that persist through the fall into winter.
Habit: Shrub, Tree
Height: 5-8', 8-15'
Light Needs: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
Square Feet Used: 25
Type Of Garden Ecotone: Border Woodland, Partial Shade, Sun
Water Needs: Average, Moist, Wet

Price: $10.00

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