HOLLY ACRES NURSERY

 

5403 HWY 86   ELIZABETH, CO   80107    303-646-8868

 

 

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Available bare root or potted. Call for availability or see our Bareroot availability list
 
15-18" $5.99        18-24" $7.99     4-5'  $14.99
12-3' $10.99           3-4' $12.99
(buy in bundles of 10 get 20% OFF
(All bundles must be same variety)
 
container prices unless otherwise marked
#1 $8.99      #2 $16.99       #5 24.99
Prices subject to change, bulk discounts available. Call for a quote and current availability
Chokeberry Aronia melocarpa

 

          EARLY ORDER DISCOUNTS
      Place your order before May 1st
              and receive 20% OFF
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Don't dismiss the Chokecherry just because of its name. It is a versatile, thornless shrub with beautiful flowers in the spring and abundant food for birds in the winter. Tasty treats for the gardener can be made from its fruit as well. Their flowers are beautiful, they remind me of Butterfly Bushes. They have a strong, sweet frangrance reminiscent of almonds. Blooming after the leaves appear, they are attractive in the garden from mid-May through June. They were an extremely important crop to native north Americans, who dried the fruit in the sun and used them all through the winter. Wonderful for Jams and Jellies. Harvest when fruit is black or taste will be astrigent. Very hardy, native to Colorado. NOTE: a broken branch with wilted leaves is poisonous to horses. The seeds(pits) are poisonous for them too. Makes a wonderful loose tall hedge or windbreak.


 

Mature Height
10-15'
Mature Spread
5'
Soil Type
Well Drained
Moisture
Widely adaptable
Growth Rate
 Fast
Sun Exposure
Full Sun to part shade
Bloomtime
May
Foliage Color
 insignificant
Zones
3-9