Aronia melanocarpa
(black chokeberry)
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Category: Shrubs and Small Trees

Additional Species:

‘Morton’ (Iroquois Beauty) and ‘Autumn Magic’ are compact selections; ‘Viking’ and ‘Nero’ have showy large fruit; var. elata is larger by several feet

Height: 3 – 6 feet


Spread:  5 feet


Location: Bottom, Sides, Top of Berm


Native Status: IA


Fruit: blackish-blue, berry-like fruit persistent into winter; showy on some cultivars; edible


Comments & Cautions:
best fruit production in full sun


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Moist or Average or Dry

This plant prefers Loam or Clay soil.

This plant DOES have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

Plant Form

rounded; may sucker to form colonies in good growing conditions

Foliage

glossy green leaves; red fall color; medium texture

Flowers

small; white to pale pink in open clusters; May

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