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Aronia floribunda

purple chokeberry

Keeping taxonomists on their toes, this plant, previously regarded as a hybrid of black and red chokeberry, is a species of its own. Adaptable to a range of soil conditions, this showy shrub bears slightly hairy edible purple berries following white spring flowers.

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Height: 6-8 ft
Spread: 3-4 ft
Hardiness Zone: 3-9


Bloom Color: White

Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Sun
Part Shade
Soil Moisture
Wet
Average
Ecoregion
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(82) Acadian Plains and Hills
(58) Northeastern Highlands
Ornamental Interest
Spring Bloom
Fall/Winter Fruit
Attracts Wildlife
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Attracts Bees
Attracts Songbirds
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance
Edible
Erosion Control/Soil Stabilization


North American Distribution


purple chokeberry - Aronia floribunda from Native Plant Trust