Chokeberry (Aronia) Bush Care
Black Chokeberry plants are native to the upper Midwest and northeast states and into Canada. There has been a lot of research and breeding going on with the Aronia plants commonly known as Black Chokeberry. Maybe Chokeberry doesn’t sound so attractive, so some like to call them Black Appleberries.
See, the thing about these deep dark berries is that they help to eliminate inflammation in the body and the antioxidant levels are more than 340% higher than blueberries! Holy cow!
These deep dark fruits are so easy to grow on super hardy bushes that produce many pounds of fruit each year. They beauty of Aronia berries is they all ripen at the same time so they can all be harvested now before they begin to shrivel. They must be pulled from the bushes. They look like Blueberries in size and similar in color.
Aronia plants are known as chokeberry plants. We know that name is not very appealing. On the contrary, Chokeberry plants offer multi-seasonal interest with flowers, fruit, fall color, and fruit that persists all winter long.Aronia plants make killer landscape plants, and are most desirable because they are wildly adaptable to sun or shade, and tolerate almost all kinds of soils, even those that don't drain well. Aronia plants have super glossy leaves all season long. In fall, they burst out into shades of red, purple,