Aronia - Chokeberry

A deciduous shrub that bears clusters of white or pink flowers in spring and berries thereafter. They do put on a good early season showing. Chokeberry prefer a well-drained moist soil, though they will survive in somewhat dry conditions. Chokeberry need to be pruned as they produce suckers which can become unwieldly. They generally do not attract many pests and diseases.

For companion plants, Aronia arbutifolia ‘Brilliantissima’ (red chokeberry) pairs well with Snowberry (Symphoricarpos), Redbud (Cercis), Beauty Berry (Callicarpa), Dogwood (Cornus), and Oregon Grape Holly. Other recommended companion plants include Calopogon tuberosus (Grass Pink), Asclepias incarnata (Swamp Milkweed), and Nyssa sylvatica (Black Gum). For foundation plantings, it can be combined with other shrubs that bloom at different times. For a wildlife-friendly border, it can be paired with bee balm, butterfly bush, viburnum, and winterberry.

Height:  Autumn Magic 50″– 60″ / Ground Hug 8″-14″ / Low Scape 18″-24″ / Brilliantissima 72″-96″.

Watering and soil: Moist, well drained soil.

Exposure: Full sun is best.

Varieties: Ground Hug, Autumn Magic, Low Scape, Brilliantissima.

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