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Low Scape Mound™ Chokeberry

Aronia melanocarpa 'UCONNAM165' PP #28,789; CPBR #CPBRAF

A tough and adaptable North American native with a profusion of small white flowers in spring, followed by shiny purple-black, showy berries that will persist throughout winter, and brilliant red fall foliage. This low-growing, mounding, deciduous shrub is excellent for use as a groundcover or edging, and tolerates a range of soil and climate conditions.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.


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Botanical Pronunciationar-ROH-nee-uh mel-an-oh-KAR-puh
LoreThis native shrub is grouped into the rose family. It enjoys an enormous range throughout the eastern United States north into Canada. It's habitat is wet woods and swamps illustrating it's preference for damp conditions. While the astringent fruit is not desirable as fresh fruit, it makes wonderful jams and jellies.
Average Size at MaturityReaches 12 to 24 in. tall, 18 to 24 in. wide.
Bloom TimeMid-Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Edging, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureEasy Care, Edible, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Ornamental Berries, Compact Form, Benefits Birds
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsEastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis); Dogwood (Cornus); Elderberry (Sambucus); Serviceberry (Amelanchier); Sweetgum (Liquidambar)

Highly adaptable to a wide range of conditions, including boggy soils. Best berry production in full sun. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; tolerates dry spells, once established. Blooms on old wood; prune only as needed to shape. Remove suckers to control unwanted spread.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9

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