Black Chokeberry

Black Chokeberry
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Brilliant Fall Color on Compact ShrubThe Black Chokeberry is a deciduous shrub with seasonal color and edible fruit.  Plant one for definition in your garden or several as a low hedge.   The Chokeberry will provide you with exceptional spring and fall interest, but even when not in bloom or fruit this dainty shrub is sure to please you with its summer foliage. Chokeberry leaves are only 1-3 inches long, but have a glossy surface that catches the light with amazing proficiency.  It will clearly stand out amid your other green plantings.   Your Black Chokeberry will also astound you with its impressive spring display of delicate spring flowers. The clusters of 5-peteled white blooms have subtle pink highlight and appear as tiny bridal bouquets amid the shiny green foliage. The flowers are followed by blueberry-like fruit that dangles from the bush in early fall.  With the advent of autumn, your Chokeberry’s foliage will transform to its resplendent deep purples and reds, brightening even the darkest corner of your autumn landscape.   Your Black Chokeberry has an upright growing nature reaching a height of 6 feet with an equal spread.  It’s tolerant of almost any conditions, but will fruit best with a high sun location. Wildlife tends to save the berries until other available food sources have been exhausted, but do appreciate them in the winter months when food is scarce. The berries can be rather tart for humans (as the name implies), but are quite good when a sweetener is added and are known for making good preserves.  The Black Chokeberry is a lovely ornamental plant for almost any location.  Plant one today and begin reaping its unique benefits.  * Profusion of White-Pink Flowers* Blue Berries in Fall* Compact Plant with Fall ColorHarvest Time for your Super Berries from the Aronia Plants.

McKenzie Chokeberry

McKenzie Chokeberry
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 Ornamental Shrub with Edible FruitThe McKenzie Chokeberry is an ornamental shrub with edible berries. One would look great as an understory tree or plant several in a naturalized area.Planting a McKenzie Chokeberry is like placing a butterfly/hummingbird magnet in your yard. The large clusters of showy white flowers that will appear on your Chokeberry in the spring are a delicious invitation for those delightful pollinators that are both beautiful and beneficial to your landscapes success.As lovely as the spring flowers are, it’s in the fall that your Chokeberry truly shines.Through the summer months, the glossy, dark-green foliage provides a backdrop for the ripening berries. Pendulous clusters of blue-black berries will hang from your plant by September, ready for your eager hands to snatch them up.Those berries are wonderful in preserves and juices and prized for their antioxidants and other nutritional values. They are also used for medicinal purposes.Your McKenzie Chokeberry is a medium sized shrub with an upright growth pattern. It will reach about 7 feet in height with a 6 foot spread. It’s deciduous, so you can expect leaf-drop in fall, but not before it puts on a spectacular show of purple-orange foliage.The McKenzie Chokeberry is quite hardy and pest and disease resistant. It’s not only a heavy producer but long lived (up to 25 years or more). Try a McKenzie Chokeberry today. You’ll be glad you did!* Edible berries* Spring and fall color* Hardy and long-lived .

Upright Red Chokeberry

Upright Red Chokeberry
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More of Everything a Chokeberry Can ProvideUpright Red Chokeberry is a classic Chokeberry, but with improved features.  Plant a few of these as a shrub boarder along your home, or in a wet location where other plants may falter.  These are also outstanding in naturalized areas where they would be particularly useful to wildlife.Your Upright Red Chokeberry is most notable, not just for its superb features, but because it is simply “more” of everything.  Compared to other Chokeberry varieties, Upright Red has more fall color, larger and more fruit and presents it all in a more compact nature. When spring arrives, your Upright Red will bring you clusters of dainty, flowers in various shades of pink and white.  They’re a lovely accent amid the 3-inch long, dark green foliage with its grey-hued undersides.  The leaves turn such a brilliant scarlet hue for autumn that your Upright Red has often been compared to the Burning Bush for its vibrant fall display. By late summer, the flowers transition to 3/8-inch berries.  Each glossy, red fruit will be a welcome appearance to your yard’s wildlife, especially as they persist into the winter months for a much-needed treat (when other food options have been exhausted).  The scarlet fruits tend to hang in abundant clusters amid the branches, like tiny ornaments decorating the tree for winter.  The berries are tart, so often saved for jams and jellies rather than eaten fresh. Upright Red Chokeberry is a deciduous shrub and will grow to seven feet tall with a three foot spread.  It is shade tolerant and does well in even heavier soils.  You don’t have to prune it, but a little shaping is just fine if you prefer.  It’s a hardy shrub, and low maintenance. For 4-season appeal, it’s hard to beat the Upright Red Chokeberry…and this variety is particularly exceptional.  It has more of everything that the average Chokeberry provides, and does it all without asking for any special care or consideration.  You just can’t go wrong with a shrub like Upright Red!* Four-season appeal * Spring and fall color * Fruit * Hardy * Wildlife appealHarvest Time for your Super Berries from the Aronia Plants.

Autumn Magic Black Chokeberry

Autumn Magic Black Chokeberry
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4-Season Interest and Edible FruitAutumn Magic Black Chokeberry is an ornamental shrub with edible berries.  Plant several as an attractive border along your home or just one as an interesting focal point for the front yard. If you have a spot where erosion control is needed, Autumn Magic Black is known for being an exceptional shrub for such a purpose.  It’s also an outstanding, natural snow fence or windbreak.Your Autumn Magic Black Chokeberry features fragrant, white flowers in May followed by purple/black berries that persist throughout the season.  Birds and wildlife love the berries, but you can also pick a few to enjoy. The foliage of your Autumn Black Magic has a lovely, dark green color with a glossy shine.  As autumn arrives, the leaves transition to a lively red/purple for some added late-season interest. Autumn Magic Black Chokeberry will grow up to 6 feet in height with an equal spread.  It has an upright nature, with an attractive vase-shape.  Your Chokeberry is a fast-growing shrub, so you won’t have long to wait to enjoy its special attributes.  You can prune it as needed, and it will do well in a variety of soils and conditions. This unique Chokeberry variety is obviously an impressive shrub with a lot to offer.  If you’d like a decorative shrub with 4-season interest and edible fruit, then Autumn Magic Black Chokeberry would be a wonderful choice.* 4-season interest * Fragrant flowers in spring * Fall color and fruit * Wildlife interest * Edible fruit.

Glossy Black Chokeberry

Glossy Black Chokeberry
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Compact Shrub with Snow White FlowersGlossy Black Chokeberry, Aronia melanocarpa, ‘Elata’, is a compact rounded shrub that is noted for it snow white flowers in May. The glossy green foilage turns a brilliant red in fall. It then produces 1/4 inch black fruits that hang on well into winter making it a favorite for wildlife.The Glossy Black Chokeberry is a beautiful ornamental shrub for any landscape purpose.* Compact, rounded shape is great for many areas* Brilliant red fall color* Black fruit in winter attracts birds.

Low Scape® Mound Chokeberry

Low Scape® Mound Chokeberry
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A Perfect Landscape PlantYou can stop looking now. You’ve found it. The almost perfect landscape plant! Low Scape Mound Chokeberry, Aronia melanocarpa ‘UCONNAM165’, is one of the most innovative shrubs we’ve seen in a while. This dwarf aronia is everything that you expect in a border or foundation shrub.It is totally cute, but tough as nails. It is an American native so it adapts to just about any soil. It is drought tolerant and disease resistant.From spring to fall it is covered in classic aronia leaves – big, glossy green and healthy. In the spring it is covered in white flowers that attract butterflies and bees. In the summer the flowers turn to dark black berries that attract birds. In the fall the leaves turn an intense red that transforms the landscape.Great for low-maintenance mass planting around your home and garden. Use it to hide foundations or around the base of a large tree. Sculpture looks great standing in a sea of Low Scape Mound Chokeberry, too.This is one plant that you shouldn’t be without. Buy several today and see what we mean!* Native * Compact * 3 Seasons of interestHarvest Time for your Super Berries from the Aronia Plants.

Viking Black Chokeberry

Viking Black Chokeberry
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Edible Purple Berries on an Ornamental ShrubThe Viking Chokeberry, Aronia melanocarpa ‘Viking Black’, is a multi-stemmed, ornamental shrub with attractive flowers and edible berries in the fall.Plant several in a naturalized area or just one as a focal point in your yard. Some people even use these as an orchard plant for their delicious fall fruit. Your Viking Chokeberry is one of the best aronia cultivars available.It begins its show in the spring when its glossy, dark green foliage fills out the spreading shrub in a full, vibrant display. As May approaches, clusters of tiny white flowers bloom, appearing to spring up above the verdant foliage. With the advent of fall, red and orange-hued foliage arrives to spice up your autumn landscape.It may seem that the colorful, seasonal variations of your Viking Chokeberry are more than enough to attract gardeners to it. However, the most outstanding quality is still to come. It’s in the fall that dark purple berries begin to ripen. Your Viking Chokeberry is a variety of black Chokeberry with larger, sweeter, and more prolific berries.These fruit are not only tasty but high in vitamin C and other nutrients. You may have to fight your wildlife for them, but even if you share a few your harvest is sure to please. Your Viking Chokeberry is an upright shrub that is great for any spot where you want to control erosion, is drought tolerant and deer resistant. It’s quite simply a hardy shrub that’s easy to grow and offers a lot of seasonal interest. * Profusion of White Spring Flowers* Edible Fruit in Fall* Hardy and Attracts WildlifeHarvest Time for your Super Berries from the Aronia Plants.

Iroquois Beauty Black Chokeberry

Iroquois Beauty Black Chokeberry
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Three Season Interest in a Compact ShrubIroquois Beauty™ Black Chokeberry, Aronia melanocarpa ‘Morton’, is selected for its compact habit and three-season interest. Clusters of pretty white flowers in spring, abundant black berries in summer, and gorgeous wine-red fall color. It will slowly spread, and is great for massing. It is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Iroquois Beauty™ Black Chokeberry’s best fruit production usually occurs in full sun. Fruits are sometimes used to make tasty jams and jellies. This compact shrub typically grows to 2-3 feet tall and to 4-5 feet wide and can be grouped or massed in shrub borders, small gardens or open woodland areas. Since it has the ability to withstand wet conditions, it is suitable for growing on the margins of ponds or streams. Plants have a wide range of soil tolerance, including these boggy soils. Iroquois Beauty™ Black Chokeberry is an excellent addition to naturalized areas where its suckering, colonial growth habit does not need to be restrained. (You can remove root suckers to prevent colonial spread.)* Great as border shrubs* Easy to grow* Tolerates wet soil Harvest Time for your Super Berries from the Aronia Plants.

Red Chokeberry

Red Chokeberry
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Birds Love the Brilliant Red BerriesThe Red Chokeberry is a deciduous shrub which typically grows to 10 feet tall and is perhaps most noted for its attractive glossy red berries and red fall foliage color.Clusters of white to pinkish flowers appear in spring. Flowers are followed by abundant glossy red 3/8″ diameter fruit which appear in dense clusters along the branches. The fruit ripen in late summer and persist throughout fall and well into winter. Best fruit production usually occurs in full sun.The glossy, dark green turns bright red in autumn.’Brilliantissima’ primarily differs from the species by being more compact, producing more lustrous foliage with superior red fall color and producing larger, glossier, and more abundant fruit.It would be beautiful in a natural area, and stunning as a hedge. Easily grown in average, medium wet, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. It has a wide range of soil tolerance, including boggy soils. * White Flowers in Spring* Profusion of Red Fruit Attracts Birds* Red Foliage in AutumnHarvest Time for your Super Berries from the Aronia Plants.