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Red Chokeberry

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Native trees and shrubs provide food and natural habitats for local wildlife and help reduce soil erosion, without invading our landscape. Consider planting this species, which is indigenous to the southeastern United States.
Shrub Type

Red Chokeberry

Aronia arbutifolia

A robust shrub that elevates any garden with its splendid display of delicate white flowers in the spring that transition into vibrant red berries by autumn. The foliage undergoes a captivating transformation into brilliant red hues as the season progresses, providing a stunning visual spectacle.

  • Dimensions: 6-12 feet tall, 3-6 feet wide
  • Water Use: Moist to Wet
  • Light Requirement: Thrives in Full Sun / Tolerates Partial Shade
  • Soil Moisture: Prefers moist to wet soil
  • Ornamental Use: Perfect for creating dramatic accents in garden borders or as a standout specimen in naturalized areas. Its striking berries and autumn foliage make it a focal point in any landscape.
  • Wildlife: The flowers are a haven for pollinators, and the berries are a cherished food source for birds, adding life and movement to the garden.

Details: Red Chokeberry

Mature Size

H: 6'–12' W: 3'-6'

Water Requirements


Light Requirements

Full Sun / Partial Shade

Soil Moisture

Moist to Wet Soil


Flowers / Berries

Wildlife Value

Attacts Pollinators / Bird-Friendly