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Aronia arbutifolia

Red chokeberry

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Features

  • BloomsApril to May
  • Height1m to 3.5m
  • Spread1m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitArching bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite, lavender

Description

Aronia arbutifolia (Red chokeberry). This is a deciduous shrub that is grown for its flowers and red berries also the very colourful autumn foliage. It will need full sun to produce its best autumn colour or will do well in partial shade with fertile, well drained soil that is kept moist. This shrub is easy to grow and easy to propagate.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Shrub

Other common names

Chokeberry

Origin

North America

Interest and use

Ornamental, border, it has good autumn colour.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

Propagation

Softwood or semi-ripe cuttings in summer, by seed in autumn or by division from early autumn to spring.

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