Aronia melanocarpa ‘UCONNAM012’
Black Chokeberries are upright, open shrubs with interest through the winter. They are native to wooded areas including many areas of Southeast Nebraska. They provide clusters of white spring flowers with dark green, long leaves. They are known for their black berries and burgundy fall color. The Groundhog cultivar is a dwarf form that is utilized as a groundcover. It grows densely with glossy foliage and dark purple berries in the summer. They prefer medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun, but can tolerate some shade with the expense of growing more open. Used well in groupings or borders as well as wooded landscapes.Photo courtesy of Proven Winners.