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Aronia mitschurinii 'McKenzie'
A tasty treat for you and the pollinators to enjoy! With three seasons of beauty and plenty to share, McKenzie chokeberry opens up the spring season with delicate white blossoms, unfolding for butterflies to adore and brightening your gardens. As the summer heat rolls in, plump purple berries begin to form, dotting the tree in charming, astringent little clusters, before putting on a show of brilliant orange and red foliage in fall!
Very flavorful, incredibly productive, and somewhat sweeter than its cousins Nero and Viking, its fruit is used for juices, jams, soft drinks and wines. Come fall, the leaves turn into vivid splashes of sienna, carmine and gold, before dropping off to display the graceful form of the remaining slim branches.
A handsome, disease-resistant bush to 8 feet with an equal spread, but easily kept smaller with quick pruning.
Hardy USDA Zone: 3
Mature Height: 8' unpruned
Ripening Time: Late Summer
Sun: Full Sun