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PlantFiles: Black Chokeberry
Aronia melanocarpa 'Eastland'

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Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aronia (ar-ROH-nee-uh) (Info)
Species: melanocarpa (mel-an-oh-KAR-puh) (Info)
Cultivar: Eastland
Additional cultivar information: (aka Estland)

Synonym:Photinia melanocarpa

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Category:
Shrubs

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Deciduous
Smooth-Textured
Shiny/Glossy-Textured
Good Fall Color

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
By simple layering

Seed Collecting:
Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive kaththom On Jun 25, 2013, kaththom wrote:

This shrub is seen all over Albuquerque. It is popular because of the beautiful color foliage in spring, the clusters of light yellow flowers, and because it does well without a lot of trouble. It can be grown as a hedge, as single shrubs, or if pruned, as a small tree. Early in the spring, the new growth comes out a beautiful red, and from a distance almost seems to be blooming. Late in the spring, it gets clusters of flowers, and attracts so many honey bees that it almost seems to be buzzing by itself. As it gets hotter in the summer, the foliage is shiny green. Then in the fall, the leaves turn deep red just before they fall. All the leaves do not fall, and it stays dormant over the winter. The winter in Albuquerque is very mild, but on those odd occasions when it has been very, very cold for a spell, they can suffer some loss. However, even so, they come back nicely in the spring. They prefer well drained soil and although they do not need much water, they do need regular water to look their best. I have 5 of them myself, and have not lost any to bugs or disease. I would have to say, they are very easy to grow, and very rewarding as well.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Poplar Grove, Illinois
Clermont, Kentucky
Georgetown, Kentucky
Louisville, Kentucky
Lincoln, Nebraska
New York City, New York



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