Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima'

Common Name: Chokeberry, Red

Brilliant red fall foliage and abundant glossy red fruit.  White flowers in spring.  Deciduous shrub that forms a suckering type colony.  Very adaptable to wet or dry soil conditions and soil types.  Easy to transplant and grow.  Great for borders or mass groupings .  Excellent native selection that is gaining rapidly in popularity. 

More About Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima'

  • Improved, compact selection of this native plant.
  • Excellent fall color equal to or surpassing that of Burning Bush.


6-8 ft


6-8 ft

Hardiness Zone:

4 to 9

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Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima' Characteristics

Attracts Wildlife

  • Attracts Songbirds


  • Mass Planting
  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Naturalizing
  • Native
  • Edible
  • Berries
  • Drought Tolerant


  • Full sun to partial shade

Foliage Color

  • Green
  • Red

Growth Rate

  • Medium

Season of Interest

  • Year round

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring Bloomer
  • Fall

Soil Moisture

  • Soil tolerant


  • White - Spring

Growth Habit

  • Upright