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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|
Black Choke Berry is a deciduous shrub that you can enjoy year around.
Black Choke berry-Aronia melanocarpa (Photinia melanocarpa)
The Black Choke Berry is a deciduous shrub native to Northeastern America.
It is a native plant of Newfoundland, including the whole east coast down to Georgia and west to Arkansas and Minnesota. It has been successfully and extensively planted in Europe, Russia, and Asia. In America, it is commonly found naturally in wet woods, swamps and along lake shores in small colonies where they can sucker.
The shrub grows 3 to 8 feet tall and 2-6 feet wide. It has a medium growth rate of 12 o 24 inches per year. The Choke berry shrub flowers in spring, producing small white to pink blooms, smaller than an inch in size with five petals. The berries follow the flowers and are purplish-black or black. They are present well into the winter. The berries have an astringent, semi-sweet flavor. Humans can eat the fruit of the Black Choke berry. It is also used to make wine, jam, syrup, ice cream, beer, and salsa, to name a few of its food uses. Deer, rabbits, and birds also eat the Black Choke berry.
The Black Choke Berry is often used as an ornamental plant in landscapes and gardens
The hardiness zones for the Black Choke berry are 3 through 8. It is both heats tolerant and cold hardy. . It’s a natural under-story plant, so it can easily be planted and grown underneath trees and used as an edging plant. Choke berries planted in areas exposed to high concentrations of insects, disease, and pollution will thrive. The plant is also resistant to drought.
It prefers full sun but will tolerate partial shade. It grows hardily in poorly drained or wet soils and will tolerate well-drained soils: clay, loam, and sand. This is a suckering plant and is hugely successful at erosion control, being used as a wind breaking plant and in landscapes with wet soils.
Black Choke berry Ships as Bare Root