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
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Aronia arbutifolia 'Erecta'|
|Mature Height||5 to 7 feet|
|Mature Spread||2 to 3 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Full Shade, Partial Sun|