Aronia arbutifolia, Red Chokeberry, 12-18″ Wholesale Native Bare Root Shrubs

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Aronia arbutifolia, Red Chokeberry, 12-18″ Wholesale Native Bare Root Shrubs

Wholesale Native Bare Root Shrubs

Minimum purchase of 5 plants required.

5 or more $7.50 each
20 or more $3.75 each
50 or more $1.60 each
300 or more $1.40 each

For Shipping, Install and additional info please see “About Bare Root“.

Native bare root shrubs and trees are dug and shipped while dormant, late November to Mid April.

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Description

Aronia arbutifolia, Red Chokeberry, 12-18″ Wholesale Native Bare Root Shrubs

Aronia arbutifolia
Common Name(s): ChokeberryRed Chokeberry
Previously known as: Aronia arbutifolia var. glabraPhotinia pyrifoliaPyrus arbutifoliaPyrus arbutifolia var. glabraPyrus arbutifolia var. oblongifoliaSorbus arbutifolia
Phonetic Spelling
ar-OH-nee-ah ar-bew-tih-FOH-lee-ah
Description
The Red Chokeberry is a native, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub that has multi-season interest. It is found in both wet and dry thickets in Eastern Canada and the Central and the Eastern United States.

It typically grows in a vase-shaped form to 6-12’ tall and 3-6′ wide but tends to sucker and form colonies. The plant has a stiff and upright habit with a fibrous root system. It is best used in mass planting as it tends to become leggy with age. The Red Chokeberry is easily grown in average, medium moisture soils. It has a wide range of soil tolerance, including boggy soils. It is recommended that root suckers be removed to prevent colonial spread. The best fruit and flower production occurs in full sun.

Spring brings clusters of white to light pink flowers. The leaves are green and glossy throughout the summer and turn orangish-red or purple in the fall. Bright red pear-shaped berries appear in the fall and may persist through the winter. The bark is reddish-brown and adds interest to a winter garden.

The berries are tart and bitter. The Red Chokeberry’s fruits can be used in canning or making jams and jellies. Jellies are heavy, sweet, and solid due to the abundance of pectin. The Red Chokeberry can be eaten raw and is more palatable than the Black Chokeberry. Birds tend to leave them alone, so berries remain on bushes and provide ornamental value.

The genus name, Aronia, is from the Greek word, ‘aria.’ This is the Greek name for the species of Sorbus, whose fruits are similar to the Chokeberry. The species name, arbutifolia, means “with leaves like Arbutus.” This is a genus of small trees and shrubs that have edible fruit. The common name, Chokeberry, references its tart and bitter berries. They are edible but are so astringent they may cause choking.

They tolerate wet sites and occasional flooding. They are propagated by seeds, soft-wood cuttings, or by removing suckers and potting them when the plant is dormant

Consider the native Red Chokeberry for its multi-season interest in a Pollinator or Winter Garden.

Fire Risk: This plant has a low flammability rating.

Wildlife value: This plant has little resistance to damage from deer. Its fruits are eaten by mammals and birds. Butterflies and pollinators are attracted to the flowers for nectar.

Insects, Disease, or Other Plant Problems: No serious disease/insect problems but they can develop leaf spot and twig/fruit blight; round head apple borers can also be a problem.

Aronia arbutifolia, Red Chokeberry, 12-18″ Wholesale Native Bare Root Shrubs

 

Wholesale Native Bare Root Shrubs

Minimum purchase of 5 plants required.

5 or more $7.50 each
20 or more $3.75 each
50 or more $1.60 each
300 or more $1.40 each

For Shipping, Install and additional info please see “About Bare Root“.

Native bare root shrubs and trees are dug and shipped while dormant, late November to Mid April.

See all available Native Bare Root Shrubs