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

Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Mesic, Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period

Late Spring


New construction, Floodplain

Growth form

Multi-stemmed, Colonizing

General information

Mature height
5 Feet
Mature width
3 Feet
Max height
10 Feet
Max width
8 Feet
Growth rate
Flower color
Fall color

Additional information

Pollinator hot spot

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