Chokeberry Shrub in a home garden bed
Chokeberry berries are used in jams or jellies. Leaves turns red and orange in autumn. As it is seen as a smaller shrub, it is a popular choice for gardens that do not have a lot of space. Other names: Geules noires, Aronie à fruit noir
Botanical Name: Aronia melanocarpa
Nom Français: Aronia noir


Bloom colour: Red | White
Pollinators: Birds | Mammals
Sun or Shade: Full Sun | Partial Sun
Plant Type: Shrub
Height: Up to 4 feet (120 cms)
Eastern North America
It grows well in hardiness zones: 3-8


Peat bogs, swamps, wet woods; on dry sandy or rocky ridges; occasionally in pine woods.
Water requirement: Moderate to high water consumption.
Moist, acidic soils. Tolerates drought, occasional flooding and road salt.


Best in full sun to part shade. Plants tend to sucker and be leggy at the bottom. Plants benefit from mulch. Prune after flowering in spring.
Low growing multi-stemmed shrub.


Spread: Prune suckers to control size.


Plant contains dark green leaves and white flowers that transform into blackish purple berries with dark red leaves in fall.

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