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ARONIA melanocarpa 'Professor Ed'
Black Chokeberry


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:: Rosaceae :: ARONIA :: melanocarpa :: 'Professor Ed'
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Main asset

 Pure white bloom in spring, orange-red fall colored foliage along purple and black berries.


Very hardy shrub for humid climates or in the mountains.

The Chokeberry is a deciduous shrub native of northeastern United States, in wetlands. It forms large clusters of pure white flowers in May, followed by black berries in autumn Ø 1 cm, edible but very astringent, used in jams, jellies and pies. 'Professor Ed' is a compact form of the Black Chokeberry.

  • Uses: Hedges, schrub beds

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: deciduous
  • Habit: schrubby
  • Height: 1.20m x 1.20m (4 ft x 4 ft)
  • Growth: medium to fast
  • Flowering period: May
  • Époque de fructification : autumn

Shape and colours:

  • Foliage shape: simple
  • Foliage colour: green
  • Foliage colour in autumn: red-orange
  • Flowers shape: corymbs
  • Flowers colour: white
  • Forme des fruits : berries
  • Couleur des fruits : black


  • Soil type: wet
  • Exposure: sun, part-shade
  • Hardiness: - 35 °C (-31 °F - USDA zone 3b)