Black Chokeberry 1Gal

Black Chokeberry 1Gal

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Aronia Melanocarpa (Chokeberry) 1gal

Height: 5 feet

Spread: 5 feet

Sunlight: full sun

Hardiness Zone: 3a

Description:
A compact shrub with glossy dark green leaves, showy pinkish-white flowers, glossy black berries, and red and purple fall colors; a great choice for massing or grouping, deserving of much greater use in the landscape

Ornamental Features
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 foliage throughout the season. The glossy oval leaves turn an outstanding dark red in the fall.

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;

Suckering
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 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, 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.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is an amazingly adaptable plant, tolerating both dry conditions and even some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is native to parts of North America.