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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
Other common names
purple chokeberry 'Brilliant'
Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliant' Aronia melanocarpa 'Brilliant'
Aronia are deciduous shrubs with simple leaves that colour well in autumn, and clusters of small white, hawthorn-like flowers followed by black, red or purple berries. These berries are edible, but are very astringent when raw; they may attract birds
'Brilliant' is a deciduous shrub to 2m tall, with elliptic or obovate leaves turning brilliant red in autumn; small white flowers are followed by long-lasting bright red berries
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect East-facing or North-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained
Time to ultimate height
Grow in any moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade
Propagate by seed in autumn outside. Can also be propagated by removing suckers and potting them up when plants are dormant. Softwood cuttings can be taken in early summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 1 or pruning group 2
Pests Generally trouble free
Generally trouble free
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