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Aronia melanocarpa, commonly known as black chokeberry, is a deciduous shrub prized for its clusters of white spring flowers and dark purple-black berries that persist into winter, attracting birds and providing ornamental interest in naturalized areas, woodland gardens, or wetland edges.

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Aronia melanocarpa

Common Name: Black chokeberry

Type: Deciduous shrub

Family: Rosaceae

Native Range: Eastern North America

Zone: 3 to 8

Height: 3 to 6 feet

Spread: 3 to 6 feet

Bloom Time: May

Bloom Description: White

Sun: Full sun to part shade

Water: Medium to wet

Maintenance: Low

Suggested Use: Hedge, naturalize, rain garden

Attracts: Birds

Tolerate: Deer, wet soil

Black Chokeberry (Aronia Melanocarpa)

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Black Chokeberry features showy panicles of shell pink flowers with white overtones and brick red anthers at the ends of the branches in mid spring. It features an abundance of magnificent black berries from late summer to late winter. It has forest green deciduous  foliage. The glossy oval leaves turn an outstanding dark red in the fall.

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