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Aronia melanocarpa

Photo Courtesy of Fernridge Landscaping

Photo Courtesy of Fernridge Landscaping

More About Aronia melanocarpa

  • Fragrant white flowers
  • Glossy purple-black berries persist for a long period
  • Shiny green foliage turns to an outstanding red in the fall
  • Attracts birds
  • Salt tolerant
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario, Eastern Canada and Eastern USA.

Cultivars of Aronia melanocarpa are being grown as berry crops for their antioxidant properties by the health-conscious.

Zone:

4

Height:

100-125 cm

Spread:

80-100 cm

Colour:

White
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Black Chokeberry Growing and Maintenance Tips

Black chokeberry tolerates a wide range of soils and conditions including boggy. Will grow in full sun to partial shade, although best fruit production usually occurs in full sun. Remove root suckers to prevent colonial spread.


Aronia melanocarpa Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Salt Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Wet Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fall Color
Berries
Deciduous

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Hedge
Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Aronia melanocarpa

Viburnum lentago

Viburnum lentago

Nannyberry