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Chokeberry, Viking

Aronia melanocarpa ‘Viking’

Priced by size: $25.99 – $49.99

Size (HxW): 5’ x 5’

Growth Habit: Upright

Fruit Size: 1cm

Planting Location: Sheltered

Zone 2b

 

  • Shiny, black berries are great for making jelly & wine
  • Edible fruit is astringent, but has good flavour & is high in antioxidants
  • If left, berries persist into the winter for birds
  • Glossy, dark green foliage turns a fiery orange-red in fall
  • Fruit ripens in mid-September
  • Self fertile; will produce more fruit with a pollinator
  • Fruit lasts on shrub for 3-4 weeks after ripening
  • Produces fruit approximately 2-3 years after planting
  • Ground Hug Chokeberry is an option for cross pollination
  • Plant pollinators within 200’ for best results
  • Clusters of white flowers bloom in late May
  • Great substitute for chokecherry; similar flavour, less invasive & immune to black knot
  • Native to North America
  • Fast Growth Rate (10-14”/yr)

  • Butterfly

    Attracts Pollinators

  • Birds

    Attracts Birds

  • Bloomer

    Big Bloomer

  • Fall

    Fall Color

  • Full Sun

    Tolerates Full Sun

  • wind

    Wind Tolerant

  • soil

    Soil Tolerant

  • cold

    Cold Tolerant

  • native

    Native

Plant Care:

● Drought tolerant once established; does not tolerate soggy soil ● Bird netting recommended ● Prune to shape in spring

Description

Size (HxW): 5’ x 5’

Growth Habit: Upright

Fruit Size: 1cm

Planting Location: Sheltered

Zone 2b

 

  • Shiny, black berries are great for making jelly & wine
  • Edible fruit is astringent, but has good flavour & is high in antioxidants
  • If left, berries persist into the winter for birds
  • Glossy, dark green foliage turns a fiery orange-red in fall
  • Fruit ripens in mid-September
  • Self fertile; will produce more fruit with a pollinator
  • Fruit lasts on shrub for 3-4 weeks after ripening
  • Produces fruit approximately 2-3 years after planting
  • Ground Hug Chokeberry is an option for cross pollination
  • Plant pollinators within 200’ for best results
  • Clusters of white flowers bloom in late May
  • Great substitute for chokecherry; similar flavour, less invasive & immune to black knot
  • Native to North America
  • Fast Growth Rate (10-14”/yr)

Additional information

Dimensions 6183533 × 6182633 cm