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Black Chokeberry Shrub Seeds
'Black Chokeberry' is a plant in the Aronia genus with a scientific name of Aronia melanocarpa.
Black Chokecherry is a native of North America that forms a small tree or large shrub. Black Chokecherry has clusters of white flowers that attract butterflies, and astringent black berries that are eaten by birds. Many varieties provide fall color.
High in antioxidants it has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects.2 It can be used against Staphylococcus aureus, E. coli, and type A influenza virus.2 It is also being studied to help treat diabetic patients, and to fight colon and breast cancer.2 No toxic effects have been noted.2
Berries are high in pectin and can be added to other fruits when making no added pectin jam.3Blooms appear in these approximate colours: White. The blooms display an average of 5 petals. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours: Cool black. Black Chokeberry is a flowering edible fruit deciduous, it will shed its leaves annually. Black Chokeberry is known for its shrubby habit and growing to a height of approximately 2.50 metres (8.12 feet). This plant tends to bloom in late spring, followed by first harvests in mid summer. Try planting Black Chokeberry if you'd like to attract birds to your garden.
United States is believed to be where Black Chokeberry originates from.
Black Chokeberry is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!
This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Black Chokeberry have been kindly provided by our members.
tolerates wet or dry soils and a wide variety of conditions.Enjoys a partial sun position in your garden and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. Use Zone 3 - Zone 10 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Keep in mind when planting that Black Chokeberry is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will tend to survive through freezing conditions.
See our list of companion Plants for Black Chokeberry to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.
Cold stratify fresh seed for three months.
Fresh berries are edible but are tart and bitter.1 Birds eat them.1 Jam and jelly are made from them and the sugar helps improve flavor.1 Best to harvest after they have been through at least one frost.3
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Black Chokeberry plants:
Birds may eat berries you were planning to harvest. Cover with a bird net if this is the case.
The fruit of this plant is very dark colored and tastes so tart and bitter you may choke if you eat one fresh.1
06 Sep 2011
very low maintenance and adaptable shrub with year round interest—particularly the brilliant fall color and black summer berries.