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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Hardy Planting Zone: Zones 3 to 9
Bloom Season: May
Bloom Color: White
Height at Maturity: 6 to 12 feet
Soil Type Preferred: Moist, rich soils
Sun or Shade: Sun
The Red Chokeberry is a perennial shrub that grows 6 to 12 feet tall and has something for the eye each season.
These plants begin as numerous flat white flowers with five petals and bright red anthers in the spring. Their foliage turns to a dark glossy green throughout the summer, which gives way to deep reddish-orange in the fall. Red, pear-shaped berries also appear in the fall. This plant's reddish-brown bark and bright red berries add color to the winter's snowy landscape throughout December and January.
Red Chokeberry shrubs grow in colonies that can become quite large.
Many use these shrubs to add a naturalistic feel to their landscapes.
While the berries last through winter, they do not seem to be a staple to much wildlife. They are only occasionally eaten by songbirds, game birds, and reportedly by bears.
These plants are available in the commercial market, or they can be propagated by softwood cuttings or by seed. Hormone treatments are not needed for softwood cuttings to root. The sources are to be removed and collected from the ripened fruit in mid-autumn. Although, the fruits can be allowed to dry with the seeds inside.
The Red Chokeberry plants use a high water volume, and they need plenty of sunlight to grow to their full potential. They grow best in moist, rich soils that have an acidic PH of less than 6.8. These plants start to bloom their many white flowers early and bear fruit throughout the fall and winter months. They keep their dense foliage throughout the spring and summer months.