A celebration in color and texture, Brilliantissima has a different feature for each season. In late spring, it's thick with white (or sometimes pink) flowers. They're followed by glossy red berries, which are larger and in higher abundance than traditional chokeberries produce. In fall, the leaves turn brilliant red, which looks amazing below colorful fall trees and brightens up landscapes that need a little autumn flair. Brilliantissima is more compact, growing up to 6-8' in maturity and spreading around 3-4'. It's a gorgeous focal point, and it spices up a hedgerow. Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima'
Aronia arbutiloia 'Brilliantissima'
Sun Exposure:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height/Habit:6 - 8 feet
Spread:36 - 48 inches
Spacing:36 - 48 inches
Planting Instructions:Plant at the same soil level as it is in its container. Plant in full sun as it is necessary for strong flowering, fruiting, and intense red foliage color (good fall foliage in shade, but not as red)
Growth Rate:Blooms late spring
Flower Form:flowers are white or pale pink, 1 cm diameter, with glandular sepalssmall, with 5 petals and 5 sepals, and produced in corymbs of 10-25 together. Hypanthium is urn-shaped.
Foliage Type:5-8 cm long and densely pubescent on the undersideThe leaves are alternate, simple, and oblanceolate with crenate margins and pinnate venation; in autumn the leaves turn a bold red color. Dark trichomes are present on the upper midrib surface.
Soil Requirement:soil adaptable; tolerates both dry and wet sites
Additional Information:soil adaptable; tolerates both dry and wet sites
Restricted States:AE AK GU HI PR
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