Autumn Magic Black Chokeberry

Aronia melanocarpa 'Autumn Magic'

Masses of fragrant white flowers are followed by clusters of glossy purple-black fruit that persist into winter. Lustrous green foliage turns vibrant red to dusky purple in fall. Useful for bank stabilization and erosion control. Deciduous.
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Full sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationar-ROH-nee-uh mel-an-oh-KAR-puh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 3 to 5 ft.tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseErosion Control, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureFall Color, Ornamental Berries, Showy Fruit, Waterwise, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Thrives in well-drained soils but highly adaptable to a wide range of conditions, including boggy soils. Best ornamental berry production in full sun. Remove root suckers to control unwanted spread.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 8

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