Aronia melanocarpa var. elata
A very adaptable shrub with brilliant fall color ranging from crimson to apricot and 2-inch shiny black fruits. High wildlife value. Well suited to shrub borders and foundation plantings. Tart and bitter fruit is good for jams and jellies. Deciduous.
|Botanical Pronunciation:||ar-ROH-nee-uh mel-an-oh-KAR-puh|
|Key feature:||Easy Care Plant|
|Cold hardiness zones:||3 - 9|
|Light Needs:||Partial to full sun|
|Sunset climate zones:||1 - 6, 31 - 43|
|Water Needs:||Once established, needs only occasional watering.|
|Average landscape size:||Slow growing to 3 to 6 feet tall and wide.|
|Special features:||Easy Care, North American Native Selection|
|Landscape uses:||Firescaping/Fire Wise, Very Wet Areas|
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