Chokeberry

Aronia is a genus of deciduous shrubs, the chokeberries, in the family Rosaceae native to eastern North America and most commonly found in wet woods and . Black chokeberry has two seasons of interest: spring and fall. Dark green glossy, finely-toothed 1-leaves form a backdrop for 2-clusters of flowers in spring.

Health benefits of chokeberries include its ability to improve digestion, help lose weight, reduce inflammation, protect the immune system, and . Chokeberry contains exceptionally high-quality health-benefiting antioxidants, phytochemicals, vitamins, and minerals. Read on how this humble berry has . Aronia berries, also called chokeberries, are bitter in flavor until they are ripe.

Like a persimmon, the aronia berry will sweeten up after a freeze. The Viking black chokeberry, Aronia melanocarpa ‘Viking,’ is a North American native shrub with a range extending south from Canada . The black chokeberry offers edible fruit that entice birds to come to your garden. It is a North American native shrub with red fall foliage. The red chokeberry (Aronia arbutifolia) is a deciduous shrub that can liven up your garden with its red berries and fall foliage.

At the mere mention of chokeberry, some gardeners envision a rapidly spreading wetland plant with a profusion of suckering stems.