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Black Chokeberry

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Native trees and shrubs provide food and natural habitats for local wildlife and help reduce soil erosion, without invading our landscape. Consider planting this species, which is indigenous to the southeastern United States.
Shrub Type

Black Chokeberry

Aronia melanocarpa

A resilient and adaptable shrub characterized by its clusters of dainty white flowers in spring, leading to the development of rich, dark berries by late summer. These berries are a favorite among wildlife and can be utilized in creating nutritious juices and culinary concoctions.

  • Dimensions: 3-8 feet tall, 2-6 feet wide
  • Water Use: Moist to Wet
  • Light Requirement: Thrives in Full Sun / Tolerates Partial Shade
  • Soil Moisture: Prefers moist to wet soil
  • Ornamental Use: Ideal for use in shrub borders, as a natural screen, or for adding structure to wetland edges and garden backgrounds. Its compact growth habit makes it an excellent choice for smaller landscapes.
  • Wildlife: The flowers provide nectar for pollinators, while the chokeberries offer a valuable food source for birds and small mammals.

Details: Black Chokeberry

Mature Size

H: 3'–8' W: 2'-6'

Water Requirements


Light Requirements

Full Sun / Partial Shade

Soil Moisture

Moist to Wet Soil


Flowers / Fruits

Wildlife Value

Attacts Pollinators / Food