Black Chokeberry

Black Chokeberry

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Aronia melanocarpa, 3 Gallon

Exposure: Full-partial sun
Soil: Medium-wet
Mature Height: 6-10 feet
Mature Width: 6-10 feet
Blooms: May

Notable Features: Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Plants have a wide range of soil tolerance including wet soils. Can tolerate compacted soil and occasional flooding. Best fruit production usually occurs in full sun. Remove root suckers to prevent colonial spread. Good for naturalized hedge row or rain garden. Moderate growth rate. 

Attracts: The nectar and pollen of the flowers undoubtedly attract bees and other insects. Among the bees, Osmia spp. (mason Bees) and Andrena spp. (Andrenid Bees) are common visitors of spring-blooming shrubs in the Rose family. The caterpillars of the butterfly Satyrium titus (Coral Hairstreak), the moth Catocala praeclara (Praeclara Underwing), and the moth Lomographa semiclarata (Bluish Spring Moth) feed on the foliage. Some birds use Chokeberries as a food source, including the Cedar Waxwing (fruit). Because the mature fruit of Black Chokeberry is black and soon falls to the ground, it is especially likely to be eaten by various mammals.