Autumn Magic Black Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa ‘Autumn Magic’)

Autumn Magic Black Chokeberry

Your yard will never be boring with a couple of Autumn Magic Black Chokeberry Bushs (Aronia melanocarpa ‘Autumn Magic’)! Prized for its beauty and used as a four-season ornamental, even the white blossoms, edible berries and fall color is sure to impress!

Let’s start with what the Autumn Magic Black Chokeberry offers in May! This lovely deciduous shrub blooms with white flowers each spring. These fragrant blooms signal the coming of its deep purplish-black berries that adorn this plant all season long. Who feasts on these berries? Well, birds gobble them right up! You may want to cover one of your bushes so you’ll have some of these healthy fruits for yourself!

Well-known as a Superfruit, the tannin-rich Aronia berries do require a bit of sweetener to bring out their best taste. Try as a chutney or sauce on pork and chicken dishes – delicious! When not in bloom, you can enjoy the Autumn Magic’s deep green, glossy foliage. When fall arrives, these glossy leaves transform into a fiery red and purple. These leaves will keep your garden captivating as fall transitions into winter.

Planting and Application:

To make the most of this dramatic shrub, plant several along your driveway or house for a dynamic border. You can even plant one as a focal point. Some gardeners enjoy this vibrant shrub so much, they use it as a hedge or a way to shield other plants from harsh winds and drifting snow.

If you like a plant that doubles as a conversation piece, this ornamental shrub with four seasons of interest will give you an excuse to chat. Autumn Magic grows evenly upward and outward. It keeps its height and tends to taper in toward the ground.

  • Superfruit Black Tart Berries in Autumn
  • Glossy Foliage Transforms Into Reds & Purples
  • Lovely White Blossoms
  • Boon for Pollinators, Birds & People!
  • Four-Season Interest

Tips for Care:

Aronia Chokeberry is fast-growing, so it won’t keep you in suspense. You can enjoy its uniqueness right away. For best performance, plant it in full sun, but these versatile shrubs are not picky when it comes to soil.

  • Full Sun
  • Moist to Damp Well-Drained Soil
  • Prune Late Winter/Early Spring
  • Mulch Root System Well
  • Loves Wet to Moist Soil & Drought Tolerant

Autumn Magic Black Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa ‘Autumn Magic’) Details

Common name Autumn Magic Black Chokeberry
Botanical name Aronia melanocarpa 'Autumn Magic'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 3-7
Growth rate Fast
Height 4 - 6 ft.
Width 4 - 6 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Moist to Wet
Soil condition Widely Adaptable
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time When Dormant
Flower color White
Leaf color Glossy