Black Chokeberry Bush

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Savvy gardeners are using native shrubs like Black Chokeberry Bush (Aronia melanocarpa var. elata) as part of a big design trend in gardening! And it is no hardship to include a compact variety that looks great all growing season!

Black Chokeberry delivers a lot of ornamental charm. In spring, you'll enjoy the beautiful, white 5-petaled flowers with a subtle pink highlight. Watch as they transform into green berries, to red, to purple and finish black! Each healthy berry is similar to a small blueberry and can be added to smoothies, jams, jellies and sauces. Just add honey or sweetener to your recipes. It's not nicknamed Chokeberry for nothing!

Aronia berries are well on their way to becoming the new must-have superfood. The fruit production from each plant can be up as much as 30 or 40 pounds on each plant, packed with powerful antioxidants over 400% higher than blueberries!

Planting and Application:

Brighten up the shady areas of your landscape with this dainty, easy-care shrub. The summer leaves are lustrous and catch the light. In fall, enjoy the deep, rich color of the foliage; alight with red, orange and purple tones for a brilliant display. Hedges can also be used as snow fencing, privacy and shelterbelts. Just give about 4 feet from the concrete to reach their full, natural spread.

Add them to the edge of woodlands, or place them in back of Butterfly Gardens. Repeat along the length of your mixed borders. This is a wonderful native plant that provides shelter and food for many bird species, especially when food is scarce.

  • Darling Flowers in Spring
  • Lustrous Green Summer Foliage
  • Gorgeous Red, Purple & Orange Foliage in Fall
  • Very Healthy, Edible Fruit in Fall - 30 - 40lbs Per Shrub!
  • Attracts Pollinators & Supports Song & Game Birds

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Black Chokeberry is found in low-lying wooded areas and has a very adaptable nature. Grow it in wet or acidic soils, in full sun, partial sun or shade. It even tolerates road salt, so can be incorporated into street plantings. You'll see fewer berries in shade.

  • Full Sun, Partial Shade or Shade!
  • Moist to Damp Well-Drained Soil - Tolerates Road Salt
  • Low Maintenance, Deer & Drought Tolerant
  • Prune Late Winter/Early Spring
  • Mulch Root System Well

We are big fans of Chokeberry shrubs here at Nature Hills. They are wonderful accent shrubs that can be used in almost any yard. Order today!

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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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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Black Chokeberry Bush Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Aronia melanocarpa var. elata
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 3 - 6 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Full Shade
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Slow
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Orange, Red, Burgundy / Purple
Harvest Time Late Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time When Dormant
Fragrant Yes