Black Chokeberry (Aronia Melanocarpa) 50 seeds (#170)

Small, pretty white blossoms in spring, orangey fall color and dark purplish-black berries make black chokeberry a great shrub for naturalistic massed plantings. An upright deciduous shrub that suckers to form a thicket of twigs and leaves, it is native to the moist soils of the eastern United States and a thin sliver of southeastern Canada. Individual plants have a cluster of many, thin, dark brown stems that have a white, waxy, semi-flaky film on the smaller, reddish-brown twigs. It is slightly shorter and denser in habit than its cousin, red chokeberry (A. arbutifolia).
Clusters of small,five-petaled white flowers appear in late spring and may have hints of pink. Bees pollinate the blossoms to form dangling clusters of purple-black berries that contrast with the gold, orange and orange-red leaves in fall. The fruits linger well into winter, finally being devoured by birds when other more tasty foods are gone.
Perfect for full sun or partially shaded spots, black chokeberry is most prolific in moist, fertile, well-drained, acidic soils. However, it adapts to many soils and light exposures, and it will produce a sparser thicket if placed in drier or less humus-rich ground. Full sun guarantees best fruiting and brighter fall leaf color. Use it in naturalistic garden designs, or as an accent shrub in a mixed border. It works terrifically well as a riverbank stabilizer, or in any large-scale planting in which a billowing mass is needed, especially in roadside ditches or moist swales around paved lots. (Info source: Learn2Grow.com)

Genus - Aronia
Species - Melanocarpa
Common name - Black Chokeberry
Pre-Treatment - Required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 8
Height - 3'-6' / 0.90 - 1.80 m
Spread - 5'-10' / 1.50 - 3 m
Plant type - Small Shrub
Vegetation type - Deciduous
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
Growth rate - Medium
Soil PH - Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil type - Clay, Loam, Well drained
Water requirements - Average Water
Landscape uses - Foundation, Mixed Border, Edible Fruits
Bloom season - Late Spring, Early Summer
Leaf / Flower color - Green / White

GERMINATION INSTRUCTIONS
Seeds have an internal dormancy that can be overcome by a moist, chilling period. This treatment is called stratification. Here are the steps to stratify the seeds:
1. Soak the seeds in water for 24 hours.
2. Place the seeds in a moist material such as milled sphagnum peat, sterile soil or vermiculite.
3. Refrigerate the seeds for 3 months at +1-+4C (33-41F).
4. After the seeds are stratified, plant them 2 mm (1/16") deep in a container filled with a moist, well-drained germination medium. Cover with glass or plastic and keep the container moist, but not soggy. Seeds should germinate in 3 to 4 weeks at +21-+24C (70-75F) bottomheat. As soon as the seeds germinate, place them under bright lights or move them to a greenhouse or cold frame.
Another method is to plant seeds outdoors in well prepared beds in October or before the winter. If it does not rain, then water the seedbeds before the ground freezes. The seeds will naturally receive cold treatment during the winter. The seeds should start to germinate when the seedbed warms up in the spring.
When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a cold frame for their first winter. Plant out in late spring.

Black Chokeberry (Aronia Melanocarpa) 50 seeds (#170)

  • Views: 13015
  • Product Code: #170
  • Reward Points:
  • Availability: 53
  • 0.85€
  • Ex Tax: 0.85€
  • Reward Points: 0

Tags: Seeds, Shrubs, Deciduous, With Edible fruits, Erosion-Control, Average-Grower, Small, Zone 2-3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Most-Cold-Hardy, Average-Hardy, Average-Hardy, Warm-Climate-Zones, Sow-January, Sow-February, Sow-Marth, Sow-November, Sow-December

African Daisy (Osteospermum ecklonis white) 20 seeds (#1771) -30%
Perfect for adding banks of color to gardens or naturalistic settings, Osteospermum has substantial ..
1.25€ 0.88€
Ex Tax: 0.88€
American Elderberry (Sambucus Canadensis) 50 seeds (#150) -30%
This eastern North American cousin of black elderberry is a medium to large, fast-growing, decid..
0.69€ 0.48€
Ex Tax: 0.48€
Basil Lemon (Ocimum Basilicum Minette) 300 seeds (#1718) -35%
A dwarf, small leaved basil with lots of flavour.The traditional ingredient in pizzas, but just ..
1.35€ 0.88€
Ex Tax: 0.88€
Bears Breeches (Acanthus Mollis) 10 seeds (#1418) -29%
This interesting Old World perennial has a coarse upright habit that adds texture to sunny garde..
1.99€ 1.42€
Ex Tax: 1.42€
Beefsteak Plant (Perilla Frutescens) 60 seeds (#1472) -29%
Approximately 60 seeds in 0,2g packet.Grown for its attractive, aromatic, edible leaves, this an..
0.95€ 0.67€
Ex Tax: 0.67€
Black Cherry (Prunus Serotina) 30 seeds (#98) -25%
The largest of the cherries, this fast-growing, medium to large deciduous tree is valued not onl..
0.75€ 0.56€
Ex Tax: 0.56€
Black Locust (Robinia Pseudoacacia) 20 seeds (#32) -25%
Though pretty and fast-growing, black locust is weak-wooded, short-lived and generally weedy. It..
0.89€ 0.67€
Ex Tax: 0.67€
Bladder Senna (Colutea Arborescens) 25 seeds (#104) -23%
Colutea arborescens is a species of leguminous shrub known by the common name bladder senna. It ..
0.79€ 0.61€
Ex Tax: 0.61€
Butter Daisy (Melampodium Paludosum) 25 seeds (#1921) -28%
Melampodium is a bright and carefree annual flower that is not used nearly enough. Originated in..
1.75€ 1.26€
Ex Tax: 1.26€
Carob (Ceratonia Siliqua) 5 seeds (#105) -25%
The carob tree offers deep shade for warm, dry climates. It is native to the eastern Mediterrane..
0.89€ 0.67€
Ex Tax: 0.67€
Giant Hyssop (Agastache Foeniculum Blue&White Mix) 200 seeds (#885) New
Lovely flower spikes with aromatic foliageAn attractive mix of blue and white flower spikes nest..
1.35€
Ex Tax: 1.35€
Blue Passion Flower (Passiflora Caerulea) 20 seeds (#1684) New
Passionflower is a fast-growing evergreen climber from South America. The flowers emerge in summ..
0.99€
Ex Tax: 0.99€
Campion (Lychnis Coronaria mix) 100 seeds (#1704) New
Campion is a short-lived perennial native to southeastern Europe. It is grown for its old-fashio..
1.09€
Ex Tax: 1.09€
Sweet William (Dianthus Barbatus Electron mix) 200 seeds (#1711) New
This flower grows up to 60 cm tall and features small flowers held in dense, flat-topped termina..
1.39€
Ex Tax: 1.39€
Zinnia Old Mexico (Zinnia Haageana) 150 seeds (#1648) New
Zinnia Old Mexico - beautiful variety with mahagony brown, orange or yellow flowers. These are p..
1.39€
Ex Tax: 1.39€
Mealycup sage (Salvia Farinacea Blue & White mix) 250 seeds (#1080) New
This perennial (Widely grown as an annual, in cooler climates) forms a shrubby upright clump 60 ..
1.25€
Ex Tax: 1.25€

Snakebark maple (Acer Grosseri) 20 seeds (#42) -59%
A popular snakebark maple for small gardens, since it grows rapidly in its early years and then ..
0.79€ 0.32€
Ex Tax: 0.32€
Southern wax myrtle is an evergreen large shrub to small tree native to moist location in the Un..
0.99€
Ex Tax: 0.99€
A very nice addition to the most popular container plants - Geraniums and Petunias.We recommend ..
3.29€
Ex Tax: 3.29€
The lemony leaves of lemonbalm are fragrant and wonderful. It is grown exclusively as an herb an..
0.89€
Ex Tax: 0.89€
The bold colorful flowers and fruits of this large, fast-growing annual have been treasured by g..
1.25€
Ex Tax: 1.25€