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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
description:
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.

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

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