Iroquois Beauty™ Black Chokeberry

Aronia melanocarpa 'Morton'
Size: #5
2-3 feet high x 4-5 feet wide
Upright shape
Zone 3
Full Sun to Part Shade

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From the Morton Arboretum comes this compact form of chokeberry. A wonderful small spreading shrub with white flowers in spring followed by long lasting edible black berries that you and the birds will fight over! Glossy green leaves in summer turn wine-red in autumn. Once established it is drought tolerant but can handle the other extreme—wet—like a pro. For those of you who are health conscious, the chokeberry has the most antioxidants tested to date: it has triple the amount of antioxidants compared to blueberries. Can be grown in sand or clay.

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Throughout this site, the following are used as guidelines for watering established plants:

water_drops_icon  These truly xeric plants can live with our 12 inches of natural annual precipitation and only need a winter watering during a multi-year drought, but they will thrive with a monthly watering. Overwatering will kill some of these.
water_drops_iconwater_drops_icon  These plants are adapted to intermittent deep watering with soil drying to a depth of a few inches between waterings. Watering frequency may be every couple of weeks during the active growing season and maybe only one winter watering for optimal care.
water_drops_iconwater_drops_iconwater_drops_icon  These plants need regular watering somewhat like a bluegrass lawn so that they never dry to depth in the root system during the active growing season, and need occasional winter watering to prevent root dessication and resultant plant death.

About sizes of our plants:

Sizes indicated with a # are roughly the equivalent in gallonage; so a #2 is about a 2 gallon pot size; b&b stands for balled and burlapped.