Gardening Questions And Answers
Aphids can cause yellowing, distortion of leaves and stunting of shoots, and they leave behind sticky honeydew. Spray the tops and bottoms of leaves with a steady stream of water to remove aphids or use insecticidal soap, neem oil or a narrow-range oil such as a supreme or superior paraffinic-type oil.
The black chokeberry grows well in full sunlight, but is moderately tolerant of shade. The best growth and fruit production occurs on low moist but well-drained sites, in full sun. It is not drought-tolerant. New shoots will grow up around established plants, filling in the space between plants like a hedgerow.
CHOKEBERRY CARE & MAINTENANCE Suckers will develop around the base of the plant. Remove these rooting branches as they appear to prevent spreading. To rejuvenate plants, thin out a third of older stems every few years. Older specimens may benefit from a more severe pruning back to a few feet tall every few years.