Black Chokeberry, Iroquois Beauty

Overview

Category: Shrubs
Common Name: Black Chokeberry, Iroquois Beauty
Botanical Name: Aronia melanocarpa 'Morton'
Sun Exposure: Part to full sun
Height: 3-4 ft.
Spread: 4-5 ft.

Notes

Selected for its compact habit, with 10-year-old plants reaching just 3'x5'. Three-season interest begins with clusters of white flowers in spring, black berries in summer, followed by wine-red fall color. Great for mass planting, the plant does sucker and will form colonies. Good for wetland reclamation. Good food source for birds. Tough, adaptable variety that will grow under wet or dry conditions, in full sun or part shade. Berries can be eaten fresh, used for baking, jams, juice and wine.