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Black chokeberry

  • Native Plants,
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Black chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa)
Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Robert Mineau)
Aronia melanocarpa
  • Aronia melanocarpa
  • Aronia melanocarpa



Origin and description

Shrub native to Québec. Its beautiful white flowering at the end of spring is followed by bright blackish fruit much appreciated by birds. The glossy foliage takes on reddish coloring in the autumn.

Height: 1 to 2 m
Width: 1.5 m
Blooms: white, May to June
Fruiting: dark purple, almost black, August to September, edible
Attraction for wildlife: attracts pollinators and birds

Common name

Black chokeberry

Latin name (genus)

Aronia melanocarpa

English common name

French common name

Botanical family

  • Rosaceae

Growing conditions

Exposure: sun, semi-shade
Soil type: fresh to damp, well-drained, fairly acidic


  • Zone 2

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Pests and diseases
Physiological disorders

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