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  • Shipped in ON, QC, NB, NS, PE

Aronia melanocarpa 'Nero'

Nero Black Chokeberry

Main interest:
fall colours and fruit production
full sun
Soil humidity:
moist to wet soil
Flower colour:
Flowering period:
June to July
USDA Hardiness:
zone 3a: -40 °C (-40 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 6 ft (1.8 m) width: 5 ft (1.5 m)
hedge, screen, wind break, specimen

Native to Eastern North America, Black Chokeberry thrives in low woods, swamps and bogs. The black chokeberry shows attractive white flowers in late spring. 'Nero' cultivar, like 'Viking', has been selected for commercial fruit production. It produces large clusters of black juicy Aronia berries that can be eaten fresh, or used to make jelly. Nero Aronia fruit weight from 1 to 1.5 gram per berry, and are very rich in antioxidants. Studies are showing wide-spread health benefits. Aronia melanocarpa 'Nero' reaches up to 1.8 m (6 ft) tall. Being 2 feet shorter than the variety, 'Viking' (8 ft), Nero fruits are easier to pick without using a ladder! In the fall, the leaves turn a vibrant reddish-orange colour.

Please use availability information as a guide only. The weather is a fickle thing, and impacts when our plants are actually available for shipping. Please be aware that we are not answering emails regarding plants availability. The best advice we can give you is to check back once in a while, choose a size option and check the current stock.


Ships ON, QC, NB, PE, NS

Also known as: Black-berried Aronia, Black-fruited Aronia, Aronia Berry Bush

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