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  • Appearance: Red chokeberry 'Brilliantissima' is a deciduous shrub that typically grows between 6 and 10 feet tall. It has a dense, rounded habit with multiple stems. The leaves are oval-shaped and glossy green, turning vibrant shades of red in the fall. In spring, the shrub produces clusters of small, white or pale pink flowers that give way to bright red berries in late summer and fall.

  • Habitat and Range: Red chokeberry 'Brilliantissima' is native to eastern North America and can be found in various habitats, including wetlands, swamps, and forest edges. It tolerates a wide range of soil types, including moist or poorly drained soils. Red chokeberry 'Brilliantissima' is distributed across different regions of North America, including parts of the United States and Canada.

  • Ornamental Use: Red chokeberry 'Brilliantissima' is highly valued for its ornamental qualities and is often cultivated in gardens and landscapes. It is particularly prized for its brilliant red autumn foliage and clusters of vibrant red berries, which persist into winter and attract birds. The shrub can be used as a specimen plant, in mixed borders, or as a hedge or screen.

  • Wildlife Value: The red berries of chokeberry 'Brilliantissima' are an important food source for birds and other wildlife. The dense growth habit of the shrub provides cover and nesting sites for birds. Planting red chokeberry 'Brilliantissima' can help attract and support a variety of bird species in your garden or landscape.

  • Edible and Medicinal Uses: While the berries of red chokeberry 'Brilliantissima' are technically edible, they are extremely tart and astringent, hence the common name "chokeberry." They are not typically consumed fresh but can be used in cooked or processed forms, such as in jams, jellies, sauces, or baked goods. Additionally, some Native American tribes have used chokeberry for traditional medicinal purposes, but it's important to seek proper guidance from knowledgeable practitioners.

  • Red chokeberry 'Brilliantissima', with its attractive flowers, vibrant autumn foliage, wildlife value, and potential edible uses, is a versatile and valuable plant for both ornamental and ecological purposes. Its adaptability to various soil types and its tolerance of wet conditions make it suitable for a range of garden and landscape settings.
  • SPREAD 125-150 CM
  • HEIGHT 175-200 CM 

Care Instructions

Different plants have different watering needs. Check the soil moisture by inserting your finger about an inch into the soil. If it feels dry, water the plant until the water drains from the bottom of the pot. Avoid overwatering, as it can lead to root rot.

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