Brilliant Fall Color on Compact Shrub
The Black Chokeberry is a deciduous shrub with seasonal color and edible fruit. Plant one for definition in your garden or several as a low hedge.
The Chokeberry will provide you with exceptional spring and fall interest, but even when not in bloom or fruit this dainty shrub is sure to please you with its summer foliage.
Chokeberry leaves are only 1-3 inches long, but have a glossy surface that catches the light with amazing proficiency. It will clearly stand out amid your other green plantings.
Your Black Chokeberry will also astound you with its impressive spring display of delicate spring flowers. The clusters of 5-peteled white blooms have subtle pink highlight and appear as tiny bridal bouquets amid the shiny green foliage. The flowers are followed by blueberry-like fruit that dangles from the bush in early fall.
With the advent of autumn, your Chokeberry’s foliage will transform to its resplendent deep purples and reds, brightening even the darkest corner of your autumn landscape.
Your Black Chokeberry has an upright growing nature reaching a height of 6 feet with an equal spread. It’s tolerant of almost any conditions, but will fruit best with a high sun location.
Wildlife tends to save the berries until other available food sources have been exhausted, but do appreciate them in the winter months when food is scarce.
The berries can be rather tart for humans (as the name implies), but are quite good when a sweetener is added and are known for making good preserves.
The Black Chokeberry is a lovely ornamental plant for almost any location. Plant one today and begin reaping its unique benefits.
* Profusion of White-Pink Flowers
* Blue Berries in Fall
* Compact Plant with Fall Color
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
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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|
|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|
|#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|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 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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|Botanical Name||Aronia melanocarpa|
|Mature Height||3 - 6 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 - 6 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Full Shade, Partial Sun|