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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
Black Chokeberry Bush is native to the eastern United States
Black Chokeberry - Aronia melanocarpa is a genus of the deciduous shrubs. They are native to eastern North America and are usually found in swamps and wet woodland areas. Chokeberries are used for ornamental gardening and as a food source. The berries can be eaten straight from the bush and have a very tart taste to them. Many people pucker when eating the chokeberries, which is why they got their name. Chokeberries are commonly used in wine, juice, syrup, jam, beer, tea, salsa, chili, gummies, and ice cream.
The chokeberry 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 the 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 of the has visible lenticels and is a dark brown and very smooth and has a slow-growing nature and do not reach maturity until they are 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 hardy to zones 3 to 8 and can 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 in landscaping, it is recommended to mulch around the bush.
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 in erosion control. It naturally creates a rounded shape and does not require pruning. While it also 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 to not be waterlogged for long.
Black Chokeberry Bush is a desirable addition to any landscape
Propagation is typically through suckers but can also occur via seeds.
Flowering occurs in 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. Full sun exposure enhances berry production. The berries typically remain on Black Chokeberry 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 useful windbreak for gardens and shelter for numerous types of wildlife.