Plant Care Black chokeberry

Black chokeberry

About Black chokeberry

Arania melanocarpa is a deciduous shrub from the Rosaceae family. It is native to Eastern North America and can be used as a shrub in borders or in more open wooded gardens. The common name, Chokeberry, references its tart and bitter berries.

Taxonomy

Aronia melanocarpa
Aronia
Rosaceae
Rosales

How to care for Black chokeberry

Water

How often to water your Black chokeberry

Water needs for Black chokeberry
0.5 cups
every 9

Black chokeberry needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Black chokeberry in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Black chokeberry: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Black chokeberry love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Black chokeberry does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Black chokeberry

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Black chokeberry: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Black chokeberry after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Black chokeberry is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Black chokeberry

Black chokeberry


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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