Purple Chokeberry


Aronia prunifolia
formerly: (Photinia floribunda)
Rosaceae


White Swish

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This fabulous multi-stemmed deciduous shrub produces beautiful white flowers April through May followed by clusters of purple berries in the fall, glossy dark green leaves, excellent wildflife food, host plant for for several butterflies and moths including Coral Hairstreaks (Satyrium titus) and Bluish Spring Moths (Lomographa semiclarata), tolerates salt & acid soil, clay tolerant, drought tolerant but will also tolerate seasonal to periodic standing water,

Dry To Wet
Sun To Part Shade
6-12 feet tall (3-6 foot wide)
Plant Hardiness Zones: 3b-7b
Woody Shrub

Native Range: Labrador to WI, south to GA & MS

Germination - Moderately Difficult: Physically scarify & soak overnight then cold stratify 8 weeks followed by fluctuating temperatures (warm days, cool nights)

Purple Chokeberry - 6-12 inch tall in a Quart pot $15.25
Purple Chokeberry - 1-2 foot tall in a Quart pot $20.25
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