Consider the Chokeberry: a Native Shrub with Benefits

Small, with attractive leaves, pretty white flowers and berries that can be made into tasty jams and jellies, the Black Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa) is worth considering for your garden. It’s easy to grow in full sun in most soil conditions and is attractive to birds, too. It is also touted as an excellent antioxidant along with other health benefits.

For more information on this excellent native plant and how you can get one through the LEAF (Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests) backyard tree program, just click here.

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