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‘Brilliantissima’

Aronia

Aronia arbutifolia

'Brilliantissima'

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  • Native
  • Popular with landscapers
  • Multi-season interest
Description

Excellent fruit production! Fragrant white spring flowers, bright red glossy berries, shiny foliage and brilliant red fall color make this red chokeberry an outstanding landscape plant. The fall color rivals that of burning bush, making this an ideal native alternative, with a longer season of interest.

USDA Zone
4 - 9 (-30°F/-34.4°C)
Exposure
Full sun, Part sun
Height
6 - 8'
Width
6 - 8'
Finish Time
1 season
Type
Deciduous
Bloom Time
Spring
Flower Color
White
Foliage Color
Green
Liner Sizes
2 1/4", 4"

Soil

Adapts to nearly any soil pH or moisture level.

Pruning

Requires little pruning. If desired, prune after blooming; note, however, this will remove the fruit.

Uses

Refined enough for home landscaping but wildlife-friendly enough for any naturalizing project, 'Brilliantissima' aronia can be a large shrub or a small multi-stemmed tree. Try it as a hedge, specimen, or backdrop.

Growing Tips

To best enjoy all this plant has to offer, avoid cutting it back. Rather, prune it selectively to accentuate its handsome natural form. Tolerates shade but flowering, fruiting, and fall color will all be best with at least half a day of sun.