Aronia melanocarpa 'Morton'

Iroquois Beauty Black Chokeberry

Categories: Shrubs

Selected at the Morton Arboretum and introduced by the Chicagoland Grows program. Airy 2" white followed by clusters of polished purple-black berries.

More About Aronia melanocarpa 'Morton'

  • sun or shade, dry or wet
  • glossy foiage turns wine red in fall

‘Morton’ is a somewhat more compact cultivar that typically grows to 2-3’ tall and to 4-5’ wide. It was selected by the Morton Arboretum (hence the cultivar name) and introduced by Chicagoland Grows. 


Height:

2-3 ft

Spread:

3-4 ft

Hardiness Zone:

4-8

Aronia melanocarpa 'Morton' Characteristics

Attributes

  • Bog
  • Mass Plant

Exposure

  • Sun Tolerant
  • Shade Tolerant

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Nature Attraction

  • Songbirds

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • All Season

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Dry
  • Average
  • Moist

Bearing/Fruiting Time

  • Mid season

Bloom Time

  • Early-mid season

Disease Resistance

  • very disease resistant/doesn't require spraying

Fall Color

  • Wine Red

Flower Color

  • White

Fruit

  • Blue-black

Fruit Qualities

  • tart flavor

Fruiting Attributes

  • good for jams/jellies/juices

Habit

  • Upright, rounded
  • Spreading

Plant Size

  • Dwarf (6-9')