Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Black Chokeberry

Aronia melanocarpa melanocarpa
Plant Type: Shrubs
Native Environment: Forest
Season of Interest: Winter (Nov - Mar)
Main Color: Green, White
Fall Color: Orange, Red, Yellow
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate, High
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Cover, Nesting
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

5 to
9
feet

Spread:

4 to
8
feet
Size
Height: 5 to
9
feet
Spread: 4 to
8
feet
Size
Height: 5 to
9
feet
Spread: 4 to
8
feet
Typical Landscape Use
Nice small, multi-branched shrub for edge of a wooded area, small garden spaces or to plant in groupings.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Can almost be grown in any soil type, dry to very wet. Full sun or partial shade. May reduce height when mature. Grows poorly under walnut.
Basic Description

Suckering shrub with red, yellow to orange fall color and shiny black berries. Foliage is dark green and glossy. Clusters of pure white flowers in spring.

Special Features
Interesting Bark
Special Usage
Rainscaping

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