Deciduous, Shrubs, Decorative fruit or berries
Native to southern Canada andthe eastern U.S., chokeberriesare tough, undemanding shrubs,useful as fillers or backgroundplantings. Small white or pinkishflowers in clusters are prettyenough—but the fruits that followare highly decorative andlast well into winter. Fall foliageis brightly colored. All chokeberriestend to spread by suckeringand are somewhat leggy (goodfor planting beneath). Toleratemany soils. Prune oldeststems to ground in late dormantseason; restrict heightand increase bushiness byheading back upright stems.Aronia arbutifolia
Clumpingshrub to 6–8 ft. tall, with manyerect stems bearing shiny leavesthat are rich green above, palerbeneath. Clustered, long-lastingfruits are 1/2 in. wide and brilliantred. Fall foliage is likewisebright red, and plants tend tocolor early. ‘Brilliantissima’ (A.× prunifolia ‘Brilliant’) has finefall color.
Perennial. Native to the Southwest, Sierra Nevada, and the Rocky Mountains. To 2 ft. high, 1 ft. wide,...
Clumpingshrub to 6–8 ft. tall, with manyerect stems bearing shiny leavesthat are rich green above, pal...
From eastern North America. Leaves up to 5 in. long are glossy green, turning golden bronze in fall.