BOTANICAL NAME: Aronia melanocarpa
GB CULTURAL INFO: Zones 3-8 /Matures 4 yrs/Height 3’
Also called chokeberry. This berry is showing up in commercial juices and drinks, due to its high nutritive values and ease of cultivation. Small tree or large shrub with blue-black fruits for preserves, juicing, drying, like a cranberry. Medium-fast growth to make a small multi-stemmed shrub with white flowers in spring. Does well in sandy or wet soils.
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