Glossy Black Chokeberry
Aronia melanocarpa elata
This attractive shrub features white flowers that appear in May, followed by black fruits that persist into the winter. The glossy foliage and compact habit make this Chokeberry a great choice for the landscape. Can tolerate dry conditions.
Native to wetlands and wet woods from Florida to Nova Scotia, this fast-growing shrub does fine in wet or dry soil, in sun or partial shade, even in poor soils.
This is a vase shaped shrub, branching from the base, 4-6 ft in height, with touches of red in every season including; white flowers with red stamens in spring, orange/red fall foliage and clusters of Black berries in fall and winter.
Use for: Naturalizing, border shrub, wildlife habitat, accent plant, screen, or erosion control.
The berries are eaten by cedar waxwings, chickadees, grouse, catbirds, eastern meadowlarks and others.
Fruit is edible and a good source of vitamin C. Commonly used for juice, jams, jellies, and syrup.
Container grown shipped bare to semi-bare root depending on season.
Gallon size; 24"+
Item Name: GLOSSY Black Chokeberry GAL SBR Item Number: 13157