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Aronia melanocarpa var. elata

Black Chokeberry

Chokeberry

Comments

Much preferred to the species, a superb landscaping shrub with glossy green leaves, showy white flowers in spring, black berries and purple fall color; suckers to form thickets, great for massing or grouping

Description

Much preferred to the species, a superb landscaping shrub with glossy green leaves, showy white flowers in spring, black berries and purple fall color; suckers to form thickets, great for massing or grouping

Landscape Attributes

Black Chokeberry is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Black Chokeberry is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;General Garden Use;Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Black Chokeberry will grow to be about 7 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

Light Requirement:

full sun

full sun

Moisture:

dry to wet

Cold Hardy to Zone:

2b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

7 feet

5 feet

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

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