Aronia melanocarpa growing is shrub from this genus also known as Black chokeberry. Aronia melanocarpa is perennial deciduous plant also used as ornamental plant. Grow in temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 4-8.
Leaves are oval the color green light to dark, before the foliage the leaves become red.
Flowers white small with 5 petal, grow in groups.
Aronia melanocarpa fruits
Fruits color black, the fruits are edible but the seeds contain poison and after cook the seeds are edible
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Requirements for Aronia melanocarpa growing and care:
Chilling hours, clay soil, free from weeds
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easier
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Seeds contain poison when eaten raw
Pests and diseases:
Begin of the winter
How to prune:
Prune the week branches
Size of the plant?
0.5-2 m 2-6 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / begging of the summer
General information about the flower
White small flowers with 5 petal, grow in groups
Thinning the bloom:
Firsts year, recommend
Pollination is done by:
Fruit harvest season:
End of the summer – beginning of the autumn
Fruits pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Aronia melanocarpa fruits?
Work requirements on the fruit:
Cover in net, if the birds eat all
How long does it take to bear fruit?
Grow from seeds
Small black seeds, the seeds need to be soaked in water 12 hour, recommend to change the water in every few hours
Saving seeds until sowing:
Cold dark place, better in the refrigerator
Depth of Sowing:
Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist, not direct sun, not to hot
Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water
Condition of seedling:
Half shade, well drain soil
Do the seeds require burying?
Time to bury the seeds:
Mid of the winter
After the soaking the seeds put them in the refrigerator 1-3 month in moist dark, well drain soil
Vegetative Reproduction Method:
Cutting, basal shoots
Preferred time for vegetative reproduction:
End of winter – early spring
Time to grow roots in vegetative reproduction:
Treatment for vegetative reproduction:
Wet soil, half shade