Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima'

Red Chokeberry

Categories: Shrubs

Brilliantissima Red Chokeberry has forest green foliage throughout the season. The oval leaves turn an outstanding scarlet in the fall. It features showy panicles of white flowers with brick red anthers at the ends of the branches in mid spring. It features an abundance of magnificent red berries from early fall right through to late winter. The smooth gray bark is not particularly outstanding.


More About Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima'

  • sun or shade, dry or wet
  • glossy foiage turns wine red in fall

Brilliantissima Red Chokeberry is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.


Height:

5-6 ft

Spread:

4-5 ft

Hardiness Zone:

4-8

Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima' Characteristics

Attributes

  • Good for Naturalizing
  • Border
  • Screening/Hedge
  • Mass Plant

Exposure

  • Sun Tolerant
  • Part Sun/Part Shade
  • Shade Tolerant

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Nature Attraction

  • Songbirds

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • All Season

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Dry
  • Average
  • Moist

Bearing/Fruiting Time

  • Late season

Bloom Time

  • Early-mid season

Fall Color

  • Wine Red
  • Burgundy

Flower Color

  • White

Fruit

  • bright red

Fruit Qualities

  • tart flavor

Habit

  • Upright
  • Upright, rounded
  • Spreading

Plant Size

  • Dwarf (6-9')