Ornamental Shrub with Edible Fruit
The McKenzie Chokeberry is an ornamental shrub with edible berries. One would look great as an understory tree or plant several in a naturalized area.
Planting a McKenzie Chokeberry is like placing a butterfly/hummingbird magnet in your yard.
The large clusters of showy white flowers that will appear on your Chokeberry in the spring are a delicious invitation for those delightful pollinators that are both beautiful and beneficial to your landscapes success.
As lovely as the spring flowers are, it’s in the fall that your Chokeberry truly shines.
Through the summer months, the glossy, dark-green foliage provides a backdrop for the ripening berries. Pendulous clusters of blue-black berries will hang from your plant by September, ready for your eager hands to snatch them up.
Those berries are wonderful in preserves and juices and prized for their antioxidants and other nutritional values. They are also used for medicinal purposes.
Your McKenzie Chokeberry is a medium sized shrub with an upright growth pattern. It will reach about 7 feet in height with a 6 foot spread. It’s deciduous, so you can expect leaf-drop in fall, but not before it puts on a spectacular show of purple-orange foliage.
The McKenzie Chokeberry is quite hardy and pest and disease resistant. It’s not only a heavy producer but long lived (up to 25 years or more). Try a McKenzie Chokeberry today. You’ll be glad you did!
* Edible berries
* Spring and fall color
* Hardy and long-lived
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Aronia melanocarpa 'McKenzie'|
|Mature Height||5 - 7 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 - 4 feet|