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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
|Ships November through April|
Hardy Planting Zones: 3 - 9
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Color: White
Height at Maturity: 36 Inches To 72 Inches
Soil Type Preferred - Moist To Wet
Sun or Shade - Full Sun Exposure
The black chokeberry is a hardy shrub that grows throughout the eastern United States and Canada
This shrub prefers wet soil, but it can also tolerate dryer conditions for a short period. Technically, the Aronia melanocarpa belongs to the rose family. Compared to its cousin, the red chokeberry, the black chokeberry is both smaller and more symmetrical.
The black chokeberry's fruit is highly edible and is often used for making syrup, jam, and even wine. Since the black chokeberry's fruit grows through the colder periods of winter, it's also eaten by nearby birds and local wildlife whenever they need sustenance. Also, smaller animals have been known to use the black chokeberry for shelter during October, November, and December. Midwestern farmers love the Aronia melanocarpa for its hardy nature and its year-round growth, and Japanese gardeners have started planting it more and more in recent years.
Black Chokeberry blooms in the early months os spring
The Black Chokeberry displays bright-white flowers and deep-green leaves. It's usually not until July or early August that the black chokeberry starts fruiting, and its berries turn a dark purple when ripe. The shrub's fruiting season lasts until the latter weeks of January, but its leaves start to change colors as early as September. Typically, the black chokeberry takes between four and six years to reach full maturity. When fully grown, it stretches up to 10-feet wide.
Overall, this plant is extremely durable and easy to care for. It thrives in a variety of soil types and can handle both high and low pH.