Aronia × prunifolia 'Brilliant'
purple chokeberry 'Brilliant'
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
Ultimate height1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height5–10 years
Ultimate spread1–1.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
Colour & scent
- Partial shade
East–facing or North–facing or West–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
- Potentially harmful
- Fruit are ornamental - not to be eaten. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
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
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in any moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- Flower borders and beds
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