Glossy black chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa var. elata)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
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Glossy black chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa var. elata)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 3b
Mature Height Mature Height
5 to 8 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
6 to 10 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Moderate
Sun Sun
Full Sun or Partial Shade
Moisture Moisture
All (wet, dry, and moist conditions)
Fall Color Fall Color
Attractive
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Yes
Flower Flower
Ornamental
Fruit Fruit
Ornamental
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
Yes
Additional Information Additional Information
upright, rounded, suckering, spreading shrub that can form colonies; 5-8’ tall; 6-10’ wide; slow to moderate grower; glossy, dark green leaves; orange to wine-red fall color; white flowers in clusters in mid spring; glossy, black fruit in pendulous clusters in late summer to early fall; full sun to partial shade; adaptable to most soils and pH; prefers a moist, well-drained soil; tolerates wet soils, drought and road salt; do not shear; native to Wisconsin; hardy to zone 3b

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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