Aronia melanocarpa Viking

Viking Black Chokeberry

Viking Black Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa) is an attractive medium-sized shrub with prolific spring flowers, attractive edible purple fruit and outstanding red fall foliage.
Zones3 - 8
Advantages
Native
Edible
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
Mature Height4-6' tall
Mature Spread4-6' wide
Bloom TimeMid to late spring
ShippingNow shipping to zones 2-10.
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SizePlant - 5" Pot
SKUHC017274

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

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  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Viking Black Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa) is an upright growing native shrub that was selected in Europe for its fruit production. An attractive ornamental plant, its glossy green foliage turns a stunning red color in fall. It blooms in mid- to late spring with clusters of fragrant small white flowers that mature into blue-black berries that ripen in late summer. The berries can be eaten right off the bush and have a very high antioxidant content. The fruits can be also be used for juice, pies, and jellies or left on the shrub to provide food for birds and other wildlife. Use it as a hedge or mix it into the landscape to enhance its value as habitat for birds and pollinators.
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SKUHC017274
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
Common Name
Viking Black Chokeberry
Botanical Name
Aronia melanocarpa 'Viking'
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Height
4-6' tall
Mature Spread
4-6' wide
Bloom Time
Mid to late spring
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Advantages
Native, Edible
Edible
Yes
Ideal Region
Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
Ships To Canada
No
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