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McKenzie Black Chokeberry

Aronia melanocarpa 'McKenzie'

McKenzie Black Chokeberry is medium-sized native variety. McKenzie Black Chokeberry spring blooms are pollinated by bees. Pendulous, summer berry clusters ripen to a purplish-black color by September.

Handsome shrub with three season interest
Attracts bees and butterflies
Good in windbreaks and other conservation plantings
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More About Aronia melanocarpa 'McKenzie':

The berries of McKenzie Black Chokeberry are quite juicy, but begin to shrivel after ripening. Juice and seeds are a deep purple in color. The berries generally persist and are not readily used by most bird species.



This deciduous shrub is a member of the rose family, though not closely related to chokecherry. Also known by the botanical name,

Photinia melanocarpa. It is commonly called 'Aroniaberry' in the nursery trade.

Gardening Suggestions for McKenzie Black Chokeberry:

McKenzie Black Chokeberry is attractive for landscape and farmstead plantings. Its showy white flowers contrast well with its foliage. Foliage turns a reddish-orange in fall. Produced using Forrest Keeling's patented RPM Root Production Method ® technology for exceptional growth and survivability.

Key Characteristics:

Butterflies
Average
Humming- birds
Great Foliage
Height:
5-10 Feet
Spread:
4-6 Feet
Hardiness Zone:
3 - 8

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Characteristics & Attributes for Aronia melanocarpa 'McKenzie'

Attracts Wildlife

Butterflies
Humming- birds

Soil Moisture Preference

Average

Exposure

Full Sun
Partial Shade

Season of Interest (Flowering)

Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

Fall

Foliage Color

Orange

Habit

Deciduous

Attributes

Naturalizing
Border or Bed
Specimen
Erosion Control
Wetlands and Streambank Stabilization
Great Foliage
Mass Planting