Brilliantissima Red Chokeberry

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'Brilliantissima' Red Chokeberry is a tough native shrub with three seasons of colorful interest. Deep green foliage and white flowers give way to vivid red foliage and large berries in autumn. A versatile shrub for rain gardens, erosion control, and wildlife habitat, this compact cultivar earned a Gold Medal from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. (Aronia)
Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Deer Resistant
Native
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Winter Interest
Good For Hedge / Screen
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size72-96" tall (6-8 feet) , 36-48" wide
Bloom TimeMid to late spring
SKUAM018947

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information
(72-96” tall x 36-48” wide) A native shrub with three-season interest and a strong root system for holding tough spots, 'Brilliantissima' Red Chokeberry, or Aronia, provides a beautiful solution for rain gardens and areas prone to erosion. The oval leaves unfurl in medium green, growing darker as the season progresses, until the cool nights of autumn change them into a brilliant, fiery red. The improved cultivar offers white flowers, dense summer foliage, and autumn fruit and color to enliven garden beds and borders. This graceful shrub is denser and more compact than the species, with larger flowers in early spring that yield larger fruit in autumn – which birds will love. Plant in full sun to partial shade. 'Brilliantissima' can tolerate periods of drought as well as periods of flooding, but prefers a moisture retentive well-drained soil on the acidic side. A native beauty that is beloved by deer – so some measure of  protection must be provided.
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Associated SKUsAM018947
AM018931 (Tray of 3)
AM018903 (Plant - 4" Pot)
Common Name
Brilliantissima Red Chokeberry
Botanical Name
Aronia arbutifolia Brilliantissima
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color
White
Mature Height
72-96" tall (6-8 feet)
Estimated Mature Spread
36-48" wide
Growth Rate
Slow
Bloom Time
Mid to late spring
Planting Depth
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As
Potted Plant
Foliage
Elliptic, glossy green foliage turns bright red in fall.
Soil Type
Clay Soil, Average Soil, Well-Drained Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Tolerates
Wet Sites
Advantages
Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Deer Resistant, Native, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Winter Interest, Good For Hedge / Screen
Additional Information
More compact, produces brighter red fall foliage and larger berries than other varieties. Great for rain gardens.
Awards
Gold Medal Award of the Pennsyvania Horticultural Society
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Neonicotinoid Free
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
No
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