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Aronia arbutifolia 'Erecta' (Red chokeberry 'Erecta')

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Time to maturity
10-20 years
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Botanical name: Aronia arbutifolia 'Erecta'

Other names: Red chokeberry 'Erecta'

Genus: Aronia

Variety or Cultivar: 'Erecta' _ 'Erecta' is an erect shrub with narrowly ovate, dark green leaves, hairy beneath and turning bright red in autumn. Clusters of white, sometimes pink-flushed, flowers in late spring are followed by spherical, red fruit.

Aronia arbutifolia 'Erecta' is: Deciduous

Flower: White, Flushed pink in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage: Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Bright-red in Autumn

Habit: Bushy, Erect

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Propagation methods: Softwood cuttings, Suckers. REGISTER to

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Aronia arbutifolia 'Erecta' (Red chokeberry 'Erecta') will reach a height of 2.4m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Wildlife

Cultivation: Plant in moist but well-drained soil in sun or light shade. Autumn colour is best if planted in a sunny position.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

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