Red Chokeberry Shrubs for Sale Online
Brilliant Red Chokeberry (Aronia Brillantisima) is an improved, compact selection noted for its brilliant red fall foliage and larger, more abundant glossy red fruit. Tart and bitter fruit will cause choking if eaten fresh, hence the common name, but good for jams and jellies.
About Your Red Chokeberry
Brilliant Red Chokeberry (Aronia Brillantisima) is an improved, compact selection noted for its brilliant red fall foliage and larger, more abundant glossy red fruit. Tart and bitter fruit causes choking if eaten fresh, hence the common name, but good for jams and jellies. Birds are generally the only animals who eat the fruit so it makes great bird attractors. Brilliant Red Chokeberry grows more compact than the norm, and is known for it's excellent red and purple autumn foliage. In the spring Red Chokeberry is covered in fragrant white flowers. The flowers are followed by clusters of large, edible dark red berries that stay on the plant through winter. It's a hardy shrub that's easy to grow. It does well in full sun to part shade and is tolerant of most soil types. Brilliant Red Chokeberry is self pollinating, so you only need one plant for fruit.
|Mature Height:||6 to 8 feet|
|Mature Width:||6 to 8 feet|
|Sunlight:||Full Sun to part shade|
|Habit:||Deciduous, densely branched, shrub forming|
|Foliage:||New growth emerges a deep dark green, changing to a deep red to purple in the fall|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil but will tolerate “wet feet”|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed border, mass planting, or a specimen planting. Provides unmatched winter interest especially when planted in front of a contrasting backdrop|
How to Care for Red Chokeberry
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Brilliant Red Chokeberry plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Brilliant Red Chokeberry to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole.