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Chokeberry, Black – 12-24″

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Black Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa) is a deciduous, coldhardy shrub useful in landscape plantings, showing white flowers in the spring and colorful red foliage and heavy, dark fruit in the fall.

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Product Description

Overview

  • Seedling Size:   12-24″
  • Seedling Age:   2-0
  • Mature Height:   3 – 8 feet
  • Mature Width:   2 – 6 feet
  • Soil Type:    Well-drained to poorly-drained
  • Moisture:   Moderate, Moist
  • Sun:   Full sun or partial shade
  • Growth Rate:   Medium

Key Characteristics of Black Chokeberry

  • Black chokeberry is an adaptable tough shrub because of its hardiness and wide tolerance to a variety of soil textures, densities, pH levels, and moisture conditions.
  • The fruit is used in baking and to make jams, jellies, syrup, tea, juice, and wine. Black chokeberry now ranks high among health foods because its blueberry-sized fruit possess the highest level of antioxidants among temperate fruit species.
  • In autumn, leaves change from green to vibrant tones of red, orange, and purple.

Visitors Attracted to Black Chokeberry

  • Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)
  • Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)
  • Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus)

Help Control Invasives!

Black chokeberry is a great alternative to invasive buckthorns (Rhamnus cathartica and Frangula alnus).

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