Aronia melanocarpa 'McKenzie'

McKenzie Black Chokeberry

McKenzie Black Chokeberry is medium-sized native variety. McKenzie Black Chokeberry spring blooms are pollinated by bees. Pendulous, summer berry clusters ripen to a purplish-black color by September.

Handsome shrub with three season interest
Attracts bees and butterflies
Good in windbreaks and other conservation plantings

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Description

On Hand

Future

14250 S3-3 RPM 131 396
15351 S3-3CG RPM 225 396

More about Aronia melanocarpa 'McKenzie':

The berries of McKenzie Black Chokeberry are quite juicy, but begin to shrivel after ripening. Juice and seeds are a deep purple in color. The berries generally persist and are not readily used by most bird species. This deciduous shrub is a member of the rose family, though not closely related to chokecherry. Also known by the botanical name, Photinia melanocarpa. It is commonly called 'Aroniaberry' in the nursery trade.

McKenzie Black Chokeberry Growing and Maintenance Tips:

McKenzie Black Chokeberry is attractive for landscape and farmstead plantings. Its showy white flowers contrast well with its foliage. Foliage turns a reddish-orange in fall. Produced using Forrest Keeling's patented RPM Root Production Method ® technology for exceptional growth and survivability.

Height:

5-10 Feet

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Spread:

4-6 Feet

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Hardiness Zone:

3 - 8

Characteristics & Attributes
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Attributes
Naturalizing
Border or Bed
Specimen
Erosion Control
Wetlands and Streambank Stabilization
Great Foliage
Mass Planting
Foliage Color
Orange
Habit
Deciduous