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Aronia arbutifolia (Red Chokeberry)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Deciduous, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours White Flowers (Spring), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Aronia arbutifolia - Cultivation Notes

This vigorous hardy shrub prefers a moist fertile soil tolerating occasional water logging, making it well suited to planting by waterways. Locate in full or part sun but avoid shade.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Aronia arbutifolia:

  • Attractive autumn colour
  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates permanently wet soil
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Aronia arbutifolia

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations

Design & Plant Use for Aronia arbutifolia:

  • Provides extended interest with blossom, berries and autumn colour
  • Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils

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