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Black Chokeberry in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Aronia Melanocarpa

 

Black Chokeberry

Aronia - chokeberry - is a deciduous shrub with dark green leaves, pretty white flowers in Spring, red and orange Autumn leaf colour, and fruit in Autumn. It is an easy, unfussy, shrub to grow, with few pests and diseases.

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plant Features
  • Black Chokeberry likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Black Chokeberry likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Black Chokeberry is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Black Chokeberry likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

 
plant information

Common name

Black Chokeberry

Latin name

Aronia Melanocarpa

type

Fruiting Shrub

family

Rosaceae

ph

5.5 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Black Chokeberry likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Black Chokeberry is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Black Chokeberry likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

  • Water

    Black Chokeberry likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When to harvest

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Black Chokeberry is 1.00meters x 1.30meters 1.00 M 1.30 M

Aronia Melanocarpa

Aronia - chokeberry - is a deciduous shrub with dark green leaves, pretty white flowers in Spring, red and orange Autumn leaf colour, and fruit in Autumn. It is an easy, unfussy, shrub to grow, with few pests and diseases.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Plant shrubs in a sunny site. Dig a hole bigger than the space required for the roots, and fork in some good compost or manure before placing the shrub in the hole, and back-filling with soil. Water the shrub well, and make sure that for the first two years the new shrub is getting at least 1" water per week. A new shrub will usually fruit in the third year.

 

Propagation by semi-hardwood cuttings

From Late Summer TO Mid Autumn

Semi hard wood cuttings are taken from the current years growth from late summer to mid autumn. The bottom of the cuttings is hard and soft on the top. With a sharp knife take a cutting of about 14cms, remove lowest leaves, dip end into rooting hormone, and place round the edge of a pot filled with a suitable compost, water well. They must remain moist until rooted. Place under glass but in semi shade.

 
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