Black Autumn Magic Chokeberry
‘The glossy, dark green leaves of the Black Autumn Magic Chokeberry provide a good backdrop for the mounds of white flower clusters that appear in spring. The flowers give way to edible, dark blue-black fruits. The fruits are excellent for making jams and jellies. If not picked, the fruits will persist into winter. ‘Autumn Magic’ descibes well the colorful mixture of reds and purples in the fall. Autumn Magic is self-fertile, so it will flower with only one. Excellent for a mixed border or hedge row. Excellent ornamental qualities and great for healthy eating, too! Plant in mass for the best spring show!
Aronia melanocarpa ‘Autumn Magic’ grows best in Full Sun. It will grow 3-5′ tall with a spread of 2-4′. Plant in zones 3 to 7. Attracts birds. Drought tolerant. Very hardy shrub!
Care & Shipping Notes
Plant in average, well drained soil. No serious insect or disease problems. The Autumn Magic Black Chokeberry will do best if pruned after spring blooming. It can however, be pruned during the growing season. Avoid pruning after July 4th, to avoid damaging the next seasons blooms. Fertilize with Tree & Shrub Fertilizer in the fall, optional in the spring. NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THESE US STATES AND TERRITORIES: AK, HI, GM, PR, VI. Also, WE NO LONGER SHIP TO CALIFORNIA due to Department of Ag restrictions on live plants.