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Hearty Native with Healthful Fruit
  • SKU: 39787
  • For each offer ordered, get 1 18"-24" bareroot
This item ships in Spring


This easy-to-grow native plant is loaded with black berries that ripen in late summer and can hang on the bush throughout winter. Berries are very high in antioxidants and are great used for wine, jam, baking and more. Highly ornamental shrub features white blooms and glossy green foliage. Grows 3-6 ft. in full sun to partial shade. Zones 4-8.
Product Details
  • FormUpright, deciduous shrub.
  • LightFull sun to partial shade.
  • Height3 - 5 feet
  • Spread3 - 10 feet
  • Spacing10 feet
  • Zones3-8
  • FoliageLeaves emerge a medium green in the spring and turn a deep, glossy green into the summer months. Attractive red fall color.
  • Flower FormClustered white flowers borne in corymbs 2 to 2 1/2 inches across.
  • BloomsEarly spring
  • FruitMid to late summer purplish black 1/3 to 1/2 inch berry develop and stay on the plant into January for winter interest.
  • Soil RequirementsPrefers rich, moist, well-drained soil but does well in most any soil.
  • Growth RateModerate growth rate.
  • PruningRemove root suckers to prevent colonial spread. Prune as needed in late winter.
  • CommentsEasy to grow native shrub is both an attractive addition to your landscape and a provider of 'super-fruit' berries. Attracts birds and wildlife. Attractive blooms, fruit and fall foliage. Aronia fruit is high in antioxidants and can be used in baking, juices, wines, preserves, jellies etc.
  • Botanical NameAronia melanocarpa (Black Chokeberry)
  • DepthPlant in the spring in sunny location. Place the plant in the hole at the same level it was grown by the nursery. This is where the roots start and the tops shoots begin. Spread the roots out evenly. Gently work the soil around the roots and do not pack the soil. Water plant thoroughly.
Shipping Schedule

Shipping Schedule

Orders for general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days. Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
ZONE Large Bareroots, Trees & Shrubs
1A-4A 5/5/19 - 6/21/19
4B 5/5/19 - 6/21/19
5A 4/1/19 - 6/21/19
5B 3/18/19 - 6/21/19
6A 3/11/19 - 6/21/19
6B 3/4/19 - 6/21/19
7A 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
7B 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
8A & B 2/19/19 - 6/21/19
9A & B 2/19/19 - 6/21/19
10A & B 2/11/19 - 6/21/19
Last Order Date 1A-7B: 6/17/19
8A-10B: 5/20/19

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Please note that we cannot ship outside the 48 contiguous states.

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