Black Chokeberry is a gorgeous shrub during all seasons, but is admired most in the fall because of the leaves becoming a vibrant red to dusky purple color.
Black Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa)
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Did you know?
- The high-antioxidant fruit is used in baking and to make jams, jellies, syrup, tea, juice and wine
- The berries get the name “chokeberries” because of the sharp, mouth-drying effect that they have if you eat them
- Black Chokeberry
- The fruit is eaten by numerous birds and small mammals
- It provides shelter, nesting, and cover for lots of birds
- Deer feed on the leaves and twigs
- Bees get nectar from the flowers
- Open woodlands
- 3-8' tall, with a crown width of 3-6'
- Full sun to partial shade
- Moist, well-drained soil
Select Identification Characteristics:
- Leaf Type: Simple
- Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
- Bud Arrangement: Alternate
- Terminal Bud: Single