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botanical name:
Aronia arbutifolia
Aronia arbutifolia © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Red Chokeberry
synonyms:  Photinia pyrifolia
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 4.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: red
main season: Autumn
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
Medium sized, upright shrub with slender stems, grown for its autumn leaf colour. Narrow pointed leaves which turn scarlet in autumn. Small white, five-petalled flowers in spring and small red fruits later. May spread by suckering.

Produces best autumn colouring when grown on neutral to acid soil. Tolerates dry to very wet, almost swampy, conditions.

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