Audubon® Native Black Chokeberry

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SKU
10004481

We’re proud to introduce the National Audubon Society line of native trees that have been selected to help birds and wildlife in your area! Well-known for being beneficial for people, the antioxidant-rich berries of the Audubon® Native Black Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa) are just as beneficial for birds and wildlife too!

An upright, mounded shrub that bursts into spring with clouds of white blossoms that your pollinators will adore! Lush foliage and great fall color, this is a wonderful beneficial native plant that brings many bird species to your yard. The berries are especially welcome during the winter when food is especially scarce.

Watch the flowers change into green berries that become red, then purple and finish black. Add to smoothies, jams, jellies and sauces. Producing as much as 30 - 40 pounds of Aronia berries per plant. That’s plenty for you, and for your feathered friends!

Planting and Application:

Plant for definition as a low hedge, and can be used for screening. Besides birds, Aronia are Caterpillar Host Plants for many Lepidoptera butterfly species.

Add to the edge of woodlands, Rain Gardens, occasionally soggy areas, or the back of Butterfly Gardens, and as wildlife shelterbelt habitats and repeated along the length of a mixed border. Hedges can also be used as snow fencing along a long driveway. No need to trim them, just give about 4 feet from the concrete to reach their full, natural spread!

  • Darling White Flowers in Spring
  • Lustrous Green Summer Foliage & Gorgeous Red, Purple & Orange Fall Foliage
  • Healthy Fruit in Fall for both Humans & Wildlife
  • Rain Gardens, Pollinator, Bird & Mixed Shrub Borders
  • Benefit Local Blue Jay, Robin, Mockingbird, Waxwing, Ruffed Grouse & Turkey

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Growth and fruit production is best in full sun, but Chokeberry Bushes tolerates partial shade. Likewise, well-drained soil is best, but they are very adaptable.

  • Regular Moisture & Thick Mulch Over the Roots
  • Best Pruned by Removing Oldest Stems in Early Spring
  • Prefers Average Fertility & Tolerates Well-Drained Moist to Average Soil
  • Both Full Sun & Part Shade
  • Tolerates Acidic Soil & Saline Conditions

We are big fans of the Chokeberry family of shrubs for both wildlife gardens and edible landscapes alike! Order the Audubon® Native Black Chokeberry today at NatureHills.com!

Audubon® Plant Information

Bird-Friendly native trees and plants provide food and shelter for local and migrating birds, as well as other wildlife. By purchasing and planting native flora, you will support Audubon's conservation mission and impact, while helping birds and wildlife thrive!

  • Grown Without Neonicotinoids
  • Audubon® is Licensed & Registered to the National Audubon Society
  • May Not Be Available in Non-Native Regions, States or Countries - Check Here
  • Audubon® Native Plants & Trees are Exclusively Grown by Bower & Branch

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Audubon® Native Black Chokeberry Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Audubon Native Plants & Trees
Botanical Name Aronia melanocarpa
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 3 - 6 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Fall Color Orange, Red, Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant No