Black Aronia 'Chokeberry'

Black Aronia 'Chokeberry'

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Aronia melanocarpa 'Viking'

Aronia, or chokeberry, is a deciduous, native shrub often found in bogs and swamps. It is cultivated both as an ornamental plant and as a food product. Because its astringent (antioxident) black berries are often used to make tea, juice, wine, beer, jam, syrup, etc., we classify it as a fruit/berry.

It is an attractive shrub and is well used as a hedge or in open woodland, where it can be allowed to sucker and spread.

Resistant to: Insects, Deer & Drought         Attracts: Birds & Other Small Animals

This Viking cultivar produces masses of flowers, followed by extra-large berries.                                 Self-Pollinating    

          Photo courtesy of Toms Creek Nursery in Denton, NC

Ornamental Characteristics
Category Fruit Shrub
Foliage Type Deciduous
Height 4' - 6'
Spread 3' - 6'
Shape Upright, Spreading
Primary Foliage Color (Glossy) Green
Seasonal Foliage Color Sheds leaves during the colder months
Flowering Season Spring
Flower Color White with a Pinkish tinge
Berries Black
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Preferences Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences
Average: Ensure planting area provides adequate drainage