Red Chokeberry

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  • Red Chokeberry  is prized for its ability to thrive in a range of growing conditions.
  • Red Chokeberry is suited for zones 4 to 8.
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Bloom Season
Height At Maturity
Under 10 Feet
November Through April
Bloom Color
Planting Zones 4-9
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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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Ships November through April


Red Chokeberry is a native shrub that grows 6-10 feet tall and 3-6 feet wide 

The red chokeberry is a native shrub that grows 6-10 feet tall and 3-6 feet wide but tends to sucker and form colonies. The plant has an upright habit with a fibrous root system that can tolerate wet or dry thickets as long as it's in the average moist range of 60%. In full sun, it produces the best fruit production. However, some flowers may still be made when grown in partial shade. It typically grows in a vase-shaped form and forms colonies mainly in Eastern Canada and the United States.


 Growth Adaptability

 Red Chokeberries are tolerant of various habitats, from forested to sunny and wet to dry soils. They are known for their adaptability to planting in gardens since they require little care outside of occasional watering and pruning. The shrubs have few pests or diseases but will sometimes experience minor leaf spotting or twig dieback that can be mitigated with some additional care.


 Ornamental Nature

 Red Chokeberry is the most abundant fruit of its kind. It has a green and glossy summer, turning orange-red in fall, with bright red pear-shaped berries appearing during this season. The bark seems reddish-brown, adding interest to a winter garden. It also has tart, bitter fruits that can make jams and jellies. Black Chokeberry is smaller and doesn't have edible pectin on one side, so it is not as sweet as Red Chokeberry.

 Red Chokeberry is a perennial shrub in the genus Aronia

 Environmental Benefit

 The Chokeberry plant is a perennial shrub in the genus Aronia, boasting many uses such as fruit, nectar for bees, butterflies, and other insects; flowers for native bee species; ground cover in flower beds. Aromas are found at Harvard University's Arnold Arboretum and Maeve Coker's top plant to use because it attracts pollinators.



 If you want to attract birds in the winter, choose the red chokeberry for its dazzling red leaves and berries. It flowers earlier than usual, too - a perfect fall display. Your Aronia arbutifolia shrub is also able to handle salt and pollution. Although it may make your mouth pucker when eaten raw, birds will eat them during tough times of year because they provide some much-needed nutrition.

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