black chokeberry, aronia - Rosaceae Aronia melanocarpa

Foliage

black chokeberry, aronia Foliage

Bud

black chokeberry, aronia Bud

Twig

black chokeberry, aronia Twig

Flower

black chokeberry, aronia Flower

Fruit

black chokeberry, aronia Fruit

Form

black chokeberry, aronia Form

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Taxonomy

FamilyRosaceae
GenusAronia
Speciesmelanocarpa
Common Nameblack chokeberry, aronia
iTree CodeARME13

Plant Form

FormShrub: often spreading via suckers
Height6 feet
Spread6 feet
DeciduousYes

Identification Description

Foliagedark lustrous green, oval (obovate) with pointed tip (acuminate), serrate leaf, 1 - 3" long, <2" wideLeaf Type Information IconSimple
Needles0
Barkred/brown becoming gray with age
Bud1/4 - 1/8" long with overlapping scales (imbricate)Bud Arrangement Information IconAlternate
Twigred/brown, slender and smooth (glabrous)
Flowerwhite with pink anthers and five petals; male and female organs on the same flower (perfect)
Fruitdark purple pome, ripening fall
Fall Colorred, purple, fruit turns to a puplish-black color

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min3aMin5.0SoilModerate
Max7aMax6.5SprayModerate

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
IntermediateModerateUnknown

Species Status

Nebraska Native
U.S. NativeYes Check
Region of OriginUnited States
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