The Red Chokeberry (Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima') is a deciduous edible native shrub that typically grows to 10 feet tall and is perhaps most noted for its attractive glossy red berries and red fall foliage color! These Superfruit boast incredible health benefits for you and your family!
Clusters of white to pinkish flowers appear in spring. Flowers are followed by abundant glossy small, red fruit which appears in dense clusters along the branches. The glossy, dark green toothy foliage turns bright eye-catching red in autumn for a fiery end of the growing season. The fruit ripens in late summer and persists throughout fall and well into winter.
Brilliantissima primarily differs from its cousins by being more compact, producing more lustrous foliage with superior red fall color and producing larger, glossier, and more abundant fruit! What's not to love? Your local songbirds and pollinators sure know it's incredible and will be showing up in droves!
Beautiful in a naturalized area, and stunning as a hedge, Red Chokeberry are versatile and easy-going edible landscaping wildlife shrubs! Plant a hedgerow to corral your kitchen or vegetable garden. The charming berries are large and lustrous. Add these delicious superfruits to your home gardens for a healthy addition to jams, jellies, preserves and pies.
Aronia hedges offer multi-season interest as well as block drifting snow, are fantastic privacy screens, shelterbelts for wildlife and large windbreaks. These plants grow into an excellent informal, untrimmed hedge. To create a solid screen, plant them 3 feet apart on center. Measure from the center of the first plant to the center of the next. You'll define the space in a beautiful and easy-care way.
The best fruit production usually occurs in full sun, however, these adaptable native species are just as happy in partial shade as well! It has a wide range of soil tolerance, including boggy soils. Aronia bloom on old wood from last year, so only prune when dormant before you see new growth.
Brighten your edible landscape with bird and bee-friendly landscaping that keeps you and your family healthy! Order your own easy-to-grow Red Chokeberry Aronia bushes today from NatureHills.com!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima'|
|Mature Height||6 - 10 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 - 5 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Soil||Well Drained Soil|
|Flower Color||White to Pink|
|Harvest Time||Mid Season|
|Pruning Time||When Dormant|