The Iroquois Beauty™ Black Chokeberry Bush (Aronia melanocarpa 'Morton') is selected for its compact habit and three-season interest. Clusters of pretty white flowers in spring, abundant black berries in summer, and gorgeous wine-red fall color. It will slowly spread, and is great for massing, rows, hedges and groupings!
Highly beneficial for pollinators, the white blossoms in spring quickly transform into delightful fruit. Among the toothy, glossy green leaves the berries turn from green to red then to purple and finally a glossy black before the foliage transforms into an incredible color displaying every autumn hue you can imagine!
The incredible health benefits of Aronia have been studied extensively in Eastern Europe for many years. The fruit is a powerful antioxidant over 400% higher than Blueberries! Turns out, Aronia berries are a potent medicinal fruit that can slow the growth of cancer and age-related learning and memory issues.
These are a boon to birds, not just for the shelter they provide, but also food when other resources are scarce! And people can eat them too - make sauces, jams, baked goods, fresh or dried! Freeze for year-round use, juicing and smoothies. Just don't skimp on the sweetener - they're called Chokeberries for good reason!
This compact native shrub cultivar typically grows to 2-3 feet tall and to 4-5 feet wide and can be grouped or massed in shrub borders, small gardens or open woodland areas. Since it has the ability to withstand wet conditions, it is suitable for growing on the margins of ponds or streams. Iroquois Beauty™ is an excellent addition to naturalized areas where its suckering, colonial growth habit does not need to be restrained.
Chokeberry can be easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun for the best fruit production. Plants have a wide range of soil tolerance, including boggy soils. Blooms on last year's wood.
Wherever you use the Iroquois Beauty™ Black Chokeberry Bush, you'll enjoy a beautiful ornamental edible deciduous shrub! You'll have fun using them to create special healthy treats for yourself and your family and friends. Order today at NatureHills.com!
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.
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|
|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|
|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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This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.
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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.
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.
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Aronia melanocarpa 'Morton'|
|Mature Height||2 - 3 feet|
|Mature Spread||4 - 5 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Moisture||Moist to Dry|
|Harvest Time||Mid Season|
|Pruning Time||When Dormant|