Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima'
Common name: 
Brilliant Red Chokeberry
Pronunciation: 
a-RO-nee-a ar-bu-ti-FO-li-ah
Family: 
Rosaceae
Genus: 
Synonyms: 
'Brilliant'
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf deciduous shrub, similar to the species, grows to about 6-8 ft (~2-2.5 m) tall.   Leaves similar to the species type but more lustrous and darker green, and turn brilliant scarlet in fall.   Flowers also similar to species, i.e., white or pink, about 1 cm wide, but the resulting fruit is more abundant, larger, and a glossier bright red. It has excellent scarlet fall color. The most popular selection.
  • Sun to part shade, very adaptable as to soil, moist to well-drained.  Excellent for mass plantings or boarders.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone (4)5
  • Salem, Oregon: Bush Pasture Park    
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