Provided for consumer information—Monrovia is not currently growing this plant.

Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Slow growing to 3 to 6 feet tall and wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Easy Care Plant
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Spring
Botanical Pronunciation:ar-ROH-nee-uh mel-an-oh-KAR-puh
Plant type:Shrub
Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
Sunset climate zones:1 - 6, 31 - 43
Growth rate:Slow
Average landscape size:Slow growing to 3 to 6 feet tall and wide.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Spring
Flower color:White
Design IdeasThis is one of the best American shrubs for wildlife and habitat gardens. Smaller size also makes it suitable for traditional landscapes in shrub and mixed borders, foundation and fence lines. Makes a fine informal hedge particularly attractive for its seasonal changes in suburban and rural sites such as farms and ranchettes. It will blend nicely with meadow and forest in the wild garden providing a valuable transition plant.
Companion PlantsCombine with other natives such as Autumn Brilliance Apple Serviceberry, (Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Autumn Brilliance'), Eastern Redbud, (Cercis canadensis), Cherokee Sweetgum, (Liquidambar styraciflua 'Ward') and Big Bluestem, (Andropogon gerardii).
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed regularly during the growing season with a general purpose fertilizer. Prune annually in late winter to promote vigorous new growth.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
History:
This native shrub is grouped into the rose family. It enjoys an enormous range throughout the eastern United States north into Canada. It's habitat is wet woods and swamps illustrating it's preference for damp conditions.
Lore:
The name chokeberry comes from the astringency of the fruit which is inedible when raw. Settlers made jam from the fruit after adding copious amounts of sugar.