Aronia melanocarpa

Aronia melanocarpa (Michaux) S. Elliott (N-Am.) – A very rare escape from cultivation. Recorded in 1956 in marshy woodland in Gelrode and in 1958 by a field track in Sint-Job-in-‘t-Goor.

These collections are characterized by (nearly) glabrous leaves and probably belong with Aronia melanocarpa. Such plants are apparently no longer found in Belgium at present.

Selected literature:

Lancaster R. (1982) Award plants. Garden (London) 107(6): 225-228.

Tolfree M.P.G. (1997) Black chokeberry. BSBI News 77: 49.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith