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Commonly known as Chokeberry

Genus of 2 species of deciduous shrub, sometimes classified as Photinia, from woodland clearings, scrub and swamps in eastern North America, conveniently available in red-, black- or purple-berried forms.

The black berries contain significant amounts of anthocyanins, used in cancer research, and are ingredients in juices and teas or eaten dried.

Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - suckering shrubs. Grown for their white, sometimes pink-tinged flowers in bunches to 6cm (2½in) wide, their autumn colour and red or black inedible fruits.
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - wildlife plant. Birds.
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - eastern North America
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
Aronia - Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of ARONIA

ARONIA arbutifolia 'Brilliant'

ARONIA arbutifolia 'Brilliant'  >

Commonly known as: Purple chokeberry.
Pink apple blossom-like buds opening white, good autumn colour
£15.50 each

ARONIA melanocarpa 'Autumn Magic'

ARONIA melanocarpa 'Autumn Magic'  >

Commonly known as: Black chokeberry.
White hawthorn-like flowers in spring, black fruits and brilliant autumn colour
£15.50 each

ARONIA x prunifolia 'Nero'

ARONIA x prunifolia 'Nero'  >

Commonly known as: Purple chokeberry.
Purple-black fruits. A hybrid between the two species above
£15.50 each

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