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Black Chokeberry

Botanical Name
Aronia melanocarpa
Min Zone
3
Max Zone
9
Height
3 to 8 feet
Width
3 to 6 feet
Flowers
Spring: clustered, 5 petals, white
Fruit
Edible, purplish-black berry-like pomes
Fall Color
Red, purple, orange
Light
Full sun to part shade
Soil
Moist to wet, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Best fruit production in full sun
  • Site near the back of the back of the border as plants tend to become leggy at the bottom
  • Plants will sucker and colonize, prune out suckers if spreading is not desired
  • Fruits are eaten by many bird species, usually in mid to late winter
Problems
None serious
Varieties
  • Iroquois Beauty - 2 to 3 feet tall by 4 to 5 feet wide
  • Mandshurica - more upright habit, deep green glossy leaves
  • Autumn Magic - large fruit, excellent fall color
  • Low Scape Mound - compact mound, 12 to 24 inches

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