Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima'
Brilliant Red Chokeberry
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- 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