Black Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa 'Nero')

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 3-4ft
Plant Spread: 4-6ft
Leaves: Good fall color
Other: As the seasons progress, the leaves turn a glossy green. Colorful red foliage.
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: Dark blue berries in the Fall. Berries can be used to make jellies.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Spring
Edible Parts: Fruit
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Pollinators: Various insects

Very atractive flowers for ants and beetles. It's the little ants

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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Jan 30, 2012 9:12 PM

According to the United States Department of Agriculture website:

Black Chokeberry Aronia melanocarpa

The best growth and fruit production occurs on low moist, but well- drained sites, in full sun. It is not drought-tolerant.

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