Black Chokeberry Live Stakes is an adaptable shrub that is native to Eastern North America.
The black chokeberry, or rather Aronia melanocarpa. It is a species of shrubs in the rose family and is found in locations throughout North America from Canada on down to the central United States. It is a small to medium sized shrub with a mounded habit. The black chokeberry is a deciduous shrub that provides something of interest for each season. It displays impressive flowers in the Spring, beautiful foliage during the Summer, and edible berries and falls colors during the Autumn months. Bird enthusiasts can enjoy the afternoon as birds of many different species flock to the bushes to eat the berries.
Hardy Plant Zone
The black chokeberry can grow well in hardy zones 3 - 8. This shrub is also native to Eastern North America.
The small shrub has a mature spread of three to five feet in height and three to six feet in width. The medium shrub has a sophisticated range of five to eight feet in height, and five to eight feet in diameter, and has been known to reach a width of ten feet.
This shrub is highly adaptable to most soils. It can grow quickly in sandy or clay soil as well as poorly drained to well-drained soil. It prefers a soil PH of 5.1 to 6.5, but can also tolerate a higher PH. It is also quite tolerant of salt and compacted soils.
The black chokeberry has a fast growth rate. It can grow anywhere but will produce more fruit and grow faster in high sun locations.
Characteristics and Appearance
This shrub has a little bit of something for everyone when it comes to its appearance. It grows in an upright nature and can reach a height and width of six feet or more. The shrub is mounded, multi-stemmed, and thicket-forming. The black chokeberry provides something new with each season