Black Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa 'Hugin')

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 4-6ft.
Plant Spread: 4-6ft (little root suckering)
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Deciduous
Other: Dark green and orange-red in the Fall.
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: August to mid October. Berries are blue-purple-black. Berries are tart and sour. Use for jams and jellies.
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Other: May
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Edible Parts: Fruit
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Pollinators: Various insects

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