University of Illinois Extension
University of Illinois Extension - Selecting Shrubs for Your Home
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Black Chokeberry
Aronia melanocarpa
Flowers of Black Chokeberry
Size:
Size: small
Small

Medium

Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease


Hardiness Zone: 3 - 8 
Mature Height: 3-6 Feet
Mature Width: 3-6 Feet
Features: Clusters of small, white flowers in mid-spring; small, round dark purple to black fruit in late summer and autumn; autumn color is red.
Culture: Full sun to partial shade; tolerates both wet and dry sites; prefers acid soil.
Cultivars:
  • 'Autumn Magic' - Autumn color is a mix of red and purple.
  • 'Morton' (Iroquois Beauty ™) - Compact (2-3 feet)
Mature Form: Multi-stemmed with suckers; stems are upright and the shrub tends to form broad thickets.
Native To: United States (and Illinois)
Soil Conditions:
Soil condition: DryDry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Soil condition: WetWet
Tolerance:
Alkaline Soil
Tolerance: Dry SitesDry Sites
Tolerance: SaltSalt
Tolerance: Soil CompactionSoil Compaction
Tolerance: Wet SitesWet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Barrier
Border
Foundation
Hedge
Use for: Massing.Massing
Use for: Naturalizing.Naturalizing
Screen
Specimen
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Purple
Red
 
Additional Notes: Chokeberry fruit are very astringent and will not be eaten by birds, so they are ornamental through much of winter.

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