Aronia x prunifolia ‘Brilliant’
Purple chokeberry ‘Brilliant’, Aronia arbutifolia ‘Brilliant’ , Aronia melanocarpa ‘Brilliant’, Red chokeberry ‘Brilliant’, Aronia melanocarpa ‘Brilliant’
Variety or Cultivar
‘Brilliant’ _ ‘Brilliant’ is an erect, deciduous shrub with elliptic to ovate, glossy, dark green leaves, hairy beneath and turning bright red in autumn. Clusters of fragrant, white flowers in late spring are followed by spherical, edible, maroon to black fruit in autumn.
White in Spring; White in Summer
Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Bright-red in Autumn
Pruning group 1 or 2.
Softwood cuttings, Suckers
Aronia x prunifolia ‘Brilliant’ (Purple chokeberry ‘Brilliant’) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.
Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Wildlife
Plant in moist but well-drained soil in sun or light shade. Autumn colour is best if planted in sun. Tolerates drought and pollution.
Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Partial Shade, Full Sun
South, East, West