Upright Red Chokeberry
More of Everything a Chokeberry Can Provide
Upright Red Chokeberry is a classic Chokeberry, but with improved features. Plant a few of these as a shrub boarder along your home, or in a wet location where other plants may falter. These are also outstanding in naturalized areas where they would be particularly useful to wildlife.
Your Upright Red Chokeberry is most notable, not just for its superb features, but because it is simply “more” of everything. Compared to other Chokeberry varieties, Upright Red has more fall color, larger and more fruit and presents it all in a more compact nature.
When spring arrives, your Upright Red will bring you clusters of dainty, flowers in various shades of pink and white. They’re a lovely accent amid the 3-inch long, dark green foliage with its grey-hued undersides. The leaves turn such a brilliant scarlet hue for autumn that your Upright Red has often been compared to the Burning Bush for its vibrant fall display.
By late summer, the flowers transition to 3/8-inch berries. Each glossy, red fruit will be a welcome appearance to your yard’s wildlife, especially as they persist into the winter months for a much-needed treat (when other food options have been exhausted). The scarlet fruits tend to hang in abundant clusters amid the branches, like tiny ornaments decorating the tree for winter. The berries are tart, so often saved for jams and jellies rather than eaten fresh.
Upright Red Chokeberry is a deciduous shrub and will grow to seven feet tall with a three foot spread. It is shade tolerant and does well in even heavier soils. You don’t have to prune it, but a little shaping is just fine if you prefer. It’s a hardy shrub, and low maintenance.
For 4-season appeal, it’s hard to beat the Upright Red Chokeberry…and this variety is particularly exceptional. It has more of everything that the average Chokeberry provides, and does it all without asking for any special care or consideration. You just can’t go wrong with a shrub like Upright Red!
* Four-season appeal
* Spring and fall color
* Wildlife appeal
Buying Options for Plants
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.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|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||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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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|Botanical Name||Aronia arbutifolia 'Erecta'|
|Mature Height||5 - 7 feet|
|Mature Spread||2 - 3 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Full Shade, Partial Sun|