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Aronia arbutifolia Brilliantissima

Brilliantissima Red Chokeberry

  • »  Native
  • »  Narrow, upright-growing shrub
  • »  Great for grouping
  • »  Foliage emerges shiny and dark green
  • »  Small white flowers mid to late May
  • »  Nectar attracts bees
  • »  Brilliant red fall fruit attracts birds
  • »  Bright red autumn foliage
  • »  Easy to grow

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An underused native stunner, this narrow, upright growing shrub is ideal for grouping in sandy or moist soils and will perform like a champ with landscape interest throughout the season. Foliage emerges dark green and shiny and provides a great backdrop for profuse flattened heads of small white flowers in mid to late May that are filled with nectar for native bees. From these flowers, berries occur, filling the plant with brilliant red fruit in the fall that many of our most prized bird species consider a delicacy. The brilliant berries match breathtaking, bright red foliage as the weather cools. 'Brilliantissima' is easy to grow and a must for providing bird shelter in any American Beauties landscape.

Attributes
Fall Color
Native
Foliage Color
Dark Green
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Songbirds
Supports Bees
Flower Color
White
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Spring
Habit
Upright
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima'

Plant in full sun to partial shade. This shrub is trouble free when planted in a rich, consistently moist soil. Be sure to provide plenty of space for growth. Prune in late winter or early spring for size reduction and rejuvenation.