Boost your garden’s visual impact and your family’s health with chokeberry bushes from Nature Hills Nursery. Hardy enough for USDA planting zones 3 to 9, these flowering shrubs offer unique beauty all year. Plus, you can harvest nutrient-rich chokeberries for healthful eating and cooking!
What Is a Chokeberry Bush?
The Chokeberry bush, botanically known as Aronia, is a cold hardy, deciduous shrub. Chokeberries are native to the United States, especially in the Northeast. They exhibit their flowers in the spring and produce heavy, dark fruit in the fall. Aronia is an excellent wildlife plant, as they will attract deer and rabbits to your property. The fruits are eaten by birds such as grouse and prairie chickens. Chokeberries can be canned and make healthy fruit drinks. Aronia berries contain very high levels of antioxidants, and research has shown that antioxidants may help reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease.
How & Where to Plant Aronia Shrubs
Chokeberries grow well in full sunlight, but these adaptable shrubs are moderately tolerant of partial shade. They prefer moist, well-drained soils. Aronia bushes will do well in a soil pH of 5.6 to 7.5, and they are tolerant to drought, soil compaction and salt. There are two main species of chokeberry, the red and the black chokeberry bush. Use the chokeberry bush as an attractive ornamental plant in gardens, alongside walkways or to enhance a natural landscape.
Popular Chokeberry Bush Choices
Black Chokeberry Bush - Upright, rounded shape; pollinator friendly; frost hardy to zone 3; easy-care for rain gardens, borders or edible landscapes
Red Chokeberry - Can grow to a height of 10 feet, pinkish-white spring flowers precede vibrant red berries in late summer and early fall, glossy green foliage turns bright red in fall
Low Scape® Mound Chokeberry - Dwarf variety maintains a compact profile, native American plant adapts to many soil conditions, excellent choice to accent garden sculpture
Autumn Magic Black Chokeberry - Four seasons of beauty: Fragrant white blooms in spring, glossy foliage and purplish-black berries all summer, fiery red and purple leaves in autumn, multi-stemmed trunk for an effective snow fence in winter
Nature Hills offers several varieties of chokeberries. Click the photos to learn more about each one or call our plant experts at (402) 934-8116 for advice. Join thousands of happy customers by taking advantage of our first-year plant guarantee!