Low Scape Mound™ Chokeberry
Aronia melanocarpa 'UCONNAM165' PP #28,789; CPBR #CPBRAF
Pronunciation: ar-ROH-nee-uh mel-an-oh-KAR-puh
|Description||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.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Reaches 12 to 24 in. tall, 18 to 24 in. wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Ornamental Berries, Edible, Compact Form, Benefits Birds|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Ground Cover, Edging|
|Companion Plants||Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis); Dogwood (Cornus); Elderberry (Sambucus); Serviceberry (Amelanchier); Sweetgum (Liquidambar)|
|Care||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.|
|Lore||This 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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9
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