Red chokeberry (Aronia arbutifolia)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
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Red chokeberry (Aronia arbutifolia)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 4b
Mature Height Mature Height
6 to 8 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
5 to 7 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Slower
Sun Sun
Full Sun or Partial Shade
Moisture Moisture
All (wet, dry, and moist conditions)
Fall Color Fall Color
Attractive
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Yes
Flower Flower
Ornamental
Fruit Fruit
Ornamental
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
No
Additional Information Additional Information
upright, rounded, suckering, spreading, leggy, open shrub; 6-8’ tall; 5-7’ wide; slow to moderate grower; glossy, green leaves; red-orange to purple fall color; white to pinkish-white flowers in clusters in mid spring; glossy, bright red fruit in late summer to fall; full sun; adaptable to most soils; prefers a slightly acidic to neutral pH; can get chlorotic (yellow) at high pH; prefers a moist, well-drained soil; tolerates wet soils, drought and road salt; do not shear; native to eastern U.S.; hardy to zone 4b

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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