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Plant Details

Aronia arbutifolia

Red Chokeberry

Scientific Name:

Aronia arbutifolia

Common Name:

Red Chokeberry

Plant Family

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Shrub

Bloom Color(s):

white

Light:

Full-sun to Part-sun

Soil Moisture:

Hydric to Sub-Xeric, likes good drainage(*)

Bloom Time:

April - May - June

Bloom Area:

Statewide (Mountains, Piedmont, Coast)

Habitat Description:

Bogs, pocosins, wet savannas, swamps, other wet habitats

Notes:

Formerly Photinia pyrifolia, Sorbus arbutifolia,and Pyrus arbutifolia

Blossoms

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Berry Close Up

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Tom Harville
NC State Fairground
Oct '08

Berries

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Tom Harville
Oct '08

Leaf Detail

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Tom Harville
Oct '08

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/factsheets/trees-new/aronia_arbutifolia.html
http://www.duke.edu/~cwcook/trees/arar.html
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