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Aronia prunifolia 'Aron' Choke Cherry 3/4 pint plug rooted plant

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Small black berry clusters. Are excellent for western Washington and Oregon. Hardy plants. Do well in full sun.

Maturity is achieved in 3-4 years.

Fruit harvest in late July-August. Hight at maturity 8-10 ft. White blossoms in spring.

Berry must be cooked and cleaned of seeds and skin before eating.


Avialable Sizes:

Small single plant in 3/4 pint pots or as a full tray of 21 plants in 3/4 pint pots.

Large volumes are available for special orders and wholesale pricing can be negotiated.

Minimum numbers will apply.

Common Name: purple-fruited chokeberry

Type: Deciduous shrub

Family: Rosaceae

Native Range: Eastern North America

Zone: 4 to 8

Height: 8.00 to 12.00 feet

Spread: 6.00 to 9.00 feet

Bloom Time: May

Bloom Description: White

Sun: Full sun to part shade

Water: Medium

Maintenance: Low

Suggested Use: Hedge, Naturalize

Flower: Showy

Leaf: Good Fall

Fruit: Showy, Edible

Garden locations


Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Wide range of soil tolerance including boggy soils. Best fruit production usually occurs in full sun. Remove root suckers to prevent colonial spread. Plants reportedly come true from seed.

Noteworthy Characteristics

Aronia × prunifolia is a hybrid deciduous shrub that is called purple chokeberry (or purple-fruited chokeberry) in recognition of its purple berries. It is considered to be a natural hybrid between Aronia melanocarpa and Aronia arbutifolia. It typically grows slowly to 8-12’ tall. It tends to sucker somewhat like amelanchiers (serviceberries). Clusters (corymbs) of 5-petaled, white (sometimes tinged pink) flowers (1/2” across) appear in spring. Flowers are followed by abundant purple fruits (1/3” diameter) which appear in dense clusters along the branches. Fruits ripen in late summer and persist throughout fall and well into winter. Obovate to elliptic, dark green leaves (to 3” long) are grayish-green and hairy beneath. Foliage turns wine red in autumn. This hybrid was originally named Aronia prunifolia with a range of Newfoundland to Ontario south to Virginia and Indiana.

Genus name comes from the Greek word aria the name for a species of Sorbus of which the fruits resemble chokeberry.

Specific epithet means with foliage resembling that of the genus Prunus.

Common name of chokeberry is in reference to the tart and bitter berries which are technically edible but so astringent as to cause choking in those who try.


No serious insect or disease problems. Some susceptibility to leaf spots and twig/fruit blight.


Group or mass in shrub borders or woodland areas. Ability to withstand wet conditions makes it suitable for growing on the margins of ponds or streams. Also effective in naturalized areas where its suckering, colonial growth habit does not need to be restrained.

Aronia prunifolia 'Aron' Choke Cherry 3/4 pint plug rooted plant

PriceFrom $10.00
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