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Aronia arbutifolia [= Photinia pyrifolia, Sorbus arbutifolia, Pyrus arbutifolia]

Red Chokeberry

Scientific Name:

Aronia arbutifolia [= Photinia pyrifolia, Sorbus arbutifolia, Pyrus arbutifolia]

Genus:

Aronia

Species Epithet:

arbutifolia

Common Name:

Red Chokeberry

Plant Type

Shrub

Plant Family

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

6-12 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May, June

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

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

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

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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