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Aronia arbutifolia

red chokeberry

Red chokeberry is considered by many to be the more ornamental of the two common chokeberry species. White flowers are followed by astringent edible red fruits, and vibrant red fall foliage. Chokeberries have 7 times more antioxidants per pound than lowbush blueberries. Great for native bees.

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Height: 5-12 ft
Spread: 4-8 ft
Hardiness Zone: 4-9


Bloom Color: White

Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Sun
Part Shade
Soil Moisture
Wet
Average
Dry
Ecoregion
(58) Northeastern Highlands
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
Ornamental Interest
Summer Fruit
Fall Foliage
Spring Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Songbirds
Attracts Bees
Host Plant
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Compaction Tolerant
Urban Environment
Salt Tolerant
Additional Attributes
Edible
Low Maintenance


North American Distribution


red chokeberry - Aronia arbutifolia from Native Plant Trust
red chokeberry - Aronia arbutifolia from Native Plant Trust
red chokeberry - Aronia arbutifolia from Native Plant Trust
red chokeberry - Aronia arbutifolia from Native Plant Trust
red chokeberry - Aronia arbutifolia from Native Plant Trust