Red Chokeberry

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Red Chokeberry Description

The Red Chokeberry 

The Red Chokeberry, also known scientifically as the Aronia arbutifolia, is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub.

It is native to wet and dry thickets of Nova Scotia and is found in Eastern North America, from Ontario to Ohio, and south from Texas to Florida. The name Red Chokeberry is in reference to the bitter tart berries which are edible yet so sour as to cause choking in those who eat them. The Red Chokeberry is best grown in a group as shrubs. It has the ability to withstand wet conditions making it a terrify shrub for planting borders of garden ponds or streams. It is also grown in naturalized areas where it can spread into its colonial growth unrestrained. The Red Chokeberry has multi-season ornamental uses in home gardens or larger habitats. 

Red chokeberry care and maintenance

The Red Chokeberry grows in a vase-like shape and can realize 6-10' tall and 3-6' wide. However, this plant tends to spread and form colonies. Clusters, also called corymbs of light pink to white, 5-petaled flowers appear in spring. Red Chokeberry flowers then become abundant glossy red fruits in dense clusters along the branches. The Red Chokeberry fruit ripens in late summer and can remain on the shrub throughout fall into winter. Its leaves are elliptic to oblong to obovate in a glossy dark green color on top and pubescent grayish-green beneath the leaf. The red Chokeberry leaves turn bright red in autumn, bringing a pop of fall color to your garden space. The Red Chokeberry does not portend disease or insect infestation unless it is overwatered, which can cause blight or leaf spots. 


 The Red Chokeberry grows best in average to medium moisture soils and has a high soil tolerance, including boggy soils. Please do remove root scrubs to prevent colonial spread. The Red Chokeberry produces its best fruit and flowers in full sun, so plant it in a sunny place. The Red Chokeberry autumn leaves will become very intense in good sunlight. 

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Reviews (1)

  • 5
    Red Chokeberry

    Posted by Maya Allen on Oct 03, 2022

    They arrived in great condition! I planted them in keeping with the instructions on the website.


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We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

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