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Red Chokeberry

Red Chokeberry

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Red Chokeberry Bush - Aronia arbutifolia 

The Red Chokeberry Bush is a tall, versatile shrub that is full of surprises. This hardy bush grows in USDA zones 4 through 9 and is a great addition to hedges and naturalized areas throughout the country. In ideal growing conditions, it sprawls a maximum width of 3 to 5 feet and stands 6 to 8 feet tall. In late April or early May, these long branches are covered with clusters of showy white blossoms that stand out against the shiny dark green leaves of the Red Chokeberry Bush. Lasting about 1 to 2 weeks, these flowers fade away, but the shrub does not lose its splendor. Only requiring a medium amount of water, the plant grows quickly and can survive through dry or rainy spells, and its tall size and deep green leaves continue to impress. As fall arrives, these leaves change color turning bright, crimson red mixed with splashes of purple. The Red Chokeberry Bush is most known for this intense show of fall colors that stand out in any landscape. Also, around September, the plant starts producing red fruit in the form of small berries clustered throughout the branches. These provide food for birds and other animals from September until the end of the year. While technically edible by humans, the berries are incredibly tart and not typically eaten. Landscapers often use this shrub around the edges of properties and to stabilize bank edges. It is a favorite because of its tolerance of a variety of soil types and because it can survive in full sun as well as partially shaded areas. With these simple requirements, the Red Chokeberry Bush grows quickly and has few problems. It is an excellent choice for most yards as homeowners love the low maintenance requirements. Plus, few other shrubs put on a multi-seasonal show like this one does.

 

 

 

 

 

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