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Autumn Magic Black Chokeberry

Aronia melanocarpa 'Autumn Magic'

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Autumn Magic Black Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa 'Autumn Magic') at Wagner Nursery & Landscape

Autumn Magic Black Chokeberry in fall

Autumn Magic Black Chokeberry in fall

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Autumn Magic Black Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa 'Autumn Magic') at Wagner Nursery & Landscape

Autumn Magic Black Chokeberry in bloom

Autumn Magic Black Chokeberry in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Autumn Magic Black Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa 'Autumn Magic') at Wagner Nursery & Landscape

Autumn Magic Black Chokeberry fruit

Autumn Magic Black Chokeberry fruit

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  4 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Description:

A compact shrub with glossy dark green leaves, showy white flowers, glossy black berries, and red and purple fall colors; a great choice for massing or grouping, deserving of much greater use in the landscape

Ornamental Features

Autumn Magic Black Chokeberry features showy panicles of white flowers with brick red anthers at the ends of the branches in mid spring. It features an abundance of magnificent black berries from late summer to late winter. It has forest green foliage throughout the season. The glossy oval leaves turn an outstanding dark red in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

Autumn Magic Black Chokeberry is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Suckering

Autumn Magic Black Chokeberry is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Autumn Magic Black Chokeberry will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is an amazingly adaptable plant, tolerating both dry conditions and even some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Naturalizing 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Fall Color  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

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To Marc and the crew at Wagner Landscaping,
Just short note to thank you for the quality craftsmanship you delivered at our Jefferson City residence. Our home was cut into a steeply sloping lot necessitating the need for considerable water management and erosion control landscaping. The sculpturing, erosion matting, retaining wall and ditch work was completed in short order, getting us ready for the winter. We are confident that when the snow melts and the rainy season comes next year our property will be ready to handle it. Thanks and best wishes to all.

– Steve Wilhoit –

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William W. Nicholson

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