Aronia melanocarpa Iroquois Beauty™ - Black Chokeberry
Aronia melanocarpa Iroquois Beauty™ - Black Chokeberry
Aronia melanocarpa Iroquois Beauty™ - Black Chokeberry
Aronia melanocarpa Iroquois Beauty™ - Black Chokeberry

Aronia melanocarpa Iroquois Beauty™ - Black Chokeberry

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DESCRIPTION

Black Chokeberry
Aronia melanocarpa Iroquois Beauty™ ('Morton')

Iroquois Beauty™ was selected for its large fruit and superior yellow-to-red fall color. White May bloom gives way to the dark berries relished by winter birds. Black chokeberry provides superior cover for numerous native critters and can form colonies that provide food and shelter for wildlife.

BENEFITS
  • Nectar and pollen attract a variety of pollinators
  • Berries are a favorite food for native birds
  • Yellow, orange and red fall color
  • Beautiful white flowers in spring
  • Deer resistant and easy to grow
  • Iroquois Beauty™ is a more compact selection
NATIVE INFO

Native Range

Found in lowlands, bogs, dunes and bluffs.

Map Credit: The Biota of North America 
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)

INTERESTING FACTS

Chokeberry gets its name from its sour fruit which can be sweetened with added sugar. While grocery stores offer Aronia juice as an alternative to cranberry juice, native birds feast on the berries straight off the bush, whether sweet or sour!

 

GROWING TIPS

Easily grown in wet, average, and well-drained soil in full to part sun. Berry production will be best in full-sun locations. Highly adaptable and generally not bothered by pests or diseases. 

 

Mature Size: 2-3ft. Tall x 4-5ft. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 3-8

Sun Exposure: Full to part sun

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