Black Chokeberry Bush

Sun And Shade,
Height At Maturity
Under 10 Feet
Planting Zones
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5-7 Days
Planting Zones 3-8
Wildlife, Foraging, Landscaping,

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Black Chokeberry Bush is an Ornamental Deciduous Shrub

Black Chokeberry - Aronia melanocarpa is a genus of deciduous shrubs. They are native to eastern North America and are usually found in swamps and wet woodland areas. These shrubs are used for ornamental gardening and as a food source.

The berries can be eaten straight from the bush and taste very tart. Many people pucker when eating the chokeberries, which is why they got their name. These are commonly used in wine, juice, syrup, jam, beer, tea, salsa, chili, gummies, and ice cream. 


This shrub is small to medium in size. It typically grows two to three feet in height and three to four feet in width. It blooms in the spring, the flowers are small white clusters, and when they mature, they turn into blackberries.

The flower clusters are two to two and a half inches in width. The dark green foliage of the plant turns a reddish-purple shade in the fall. Leaves alternate and grow from one to three inches in length. Berries grow to 1/3 to 1/2 of an inch in size and can last into the early winter months. The bark has visible lenticels and is dark brown and very smooth. It has a slow-growing nature and does not reach maturity until five years old. 


The plant is a member of the rose family. They grow best in partial shade (up to fifty percent sunlight); It is hard to zone 3 to 8 and tolerate full sun. While the plant prefers acidic, moist to swampy soil, it can acclimate itself to tolerate sandy and dry land.

The plant is easy to maintain; it requires pruning in the spring after blooming, and it is recommended to mulch around the bush in landscaping. 

At three to eight feet high and with a spread of two to six feet, and also can be used to form hedges or to fill in gardens and natural landscapes. Its tendency to produce suckers allows it to spread quickly and aids erosion control. It naturally creates a rounded shape and does not require pruning.

While it prefers full sun, it will grow well in partial shade and is hardy to USDA zones three to eight. It is resistant to most diseases and pests. They are also tolerant of salts and compacted clay-like soils. They accept a wide range of moisture conditions but prefer not to be waterlogged for long.

Black Chokeberry Bush is Disease and Pest Resistant Addition to Gardens and Natural Landscapes 

Propagation is typically through suckers but can also occur via seeds.

Flowering occurs mid-spring when showy, white, aromatic flowers appear in two to three-inch clusters. The flowers give way to berries that are a quarter to a half-inch in size. The berries ripen in late summer to early fall and are a deep purple-black color when ripe.

Total sun exposure enhances berry production. The berries typically remain on these bushes into the winter season, attracting hungry wildlife throughout the winter months. The berries are edible when cooked and can be used in baked goods, jellies, juices, and preserves. The berries have numerous health benefits because they contain an extremely high concentration of antioxidants.

Black Chokeberry Bush is an ornamental shrub.

The bushes are also valuable ornamentals for any landscape. In addition to their beautiful spring flowers, they are resplendent in the fall with vibrant displays of red-orange to purple leaves. When allowed to form a dense group, they provide a valuable windbreak for gardens and shelter for numerous types of wildlife.


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Reviews (4)

  • 4
    Black Chokeberry Bush

    Posted by Philip Kramer on Jan 28, 2022

    I have this in my backyard with double purposes. This fruit bearing shrub is a good source of food for birds and to my household.

  • 5
    Black Chokeberry Bush

    Posted by Angelina Peterson on Jan 26, 2022

    I have this plant thriving very well for so many years. I never fail to make preserves out from its fruits thus I am feasting everytime it bears fruits.

  • 5
    Black Chokeberry

    Posted by Melissa Green on Aug 29, 2019

    This is a wonderful addition to my flower garden. Looks great where I planted it.

  • 5
    Fast Shipping

    Posted by Ashton Miller on Mar 05, 2018

    I got these right when they said they could get them to me. I didn't have to wait very long and stress that it was not here on time.

Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

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