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Aronia melanocarpa

Black chokeberry

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  • Aronia melanocarpa | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Aronia melanocarpa | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height1.5m to 2m
  • Spread2.5m to 3m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite, pink
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Aronia melanocarpa (Black chokeberry). This is a low spreading shrub. The leaves are glossy. It produces berries which are glossy black.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Chokeberry

Origin

North America

Interest and use

Spring/Autumn interest with scarlet leaves in the autumn; glossy red.

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  • Aronia melanocarpa | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Aronia melanocarpa | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Needs

  • LightShade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Propagation

Softwood or semi-ripe cuttings in summer, by seed in autumn or by division from early autumn to spring.

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