Aronia arbutifolia

Common name: Red Chokeberry

Native plant

Native to the Eastern US, this shrub has white flowers which bloom in mid-May and excellent red-orange fall color. Fruit is a vibrant red that stays on most of the winter. Birds don’t seem to eat the berries unless it’s an emergency. I have tried the fruit and think it would have to be a very severe emergency! Massing is the best way to plant this vase-shaped shrub. Prefers wet-mesic sites. 


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Pricing information per unit for 5 gallon growing method
1 to 10 units $19.50
11 to 24 units $17
25 or more units $14.50

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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Mesic (Not to Wet Not to Dry), Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period

Late Spring

Urban environment

New Construction, Yards that Flood

Growth form

Multi-stemmed, Colonizing / Spreading

Growth rate


Flower color


Fall color



Mature height
5 Feet
Mature width
3 Feet
Max height
10 Feet
Max width
8 Feet

Additional information

Pollinator hot spot

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