Chokeberry, Black


Aronia melanocarpa

Black chokeberry is a moderate sized shrub. It is very adaptable and hardy, and can handle a variety of soil and light conditions, including wet sites. It suckers readily from the roots. Small white flowers turn into edible dark purple/black berries. Leaves turn red, orange, and purple in the fall.

Black chokeberry is often planted for landscaping, erosion control, restoration, wildlife, and pollinator habitat.


  • Size: 12"-18"
  • # per Bundle: 25
  • Soil Type: Adaptable - sandy to clay
  • Sun: Full sun to Partial shade
  • Moisture: Wet to Moderate
  • Height: 3'-8'
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
North St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation District

505 3rd St N, Ste A,
Virginia, MN 55792
Office Hours: 8:30 - 4 Monday-Friday and by appointment

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Wednesday, October 18th at 10:30 a.m.
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