Viking Black Chokeberry

Aronia melanocarpa 'Viking'

Masses of white flowers are followed by clusters of large black fruit that persist throughout the winter. Flowers earlier than other varieties. Lustrous dark glossy green foliage offers wonderful fall color. Highly adaptable and deer resistant. Excellent for mixed borders or as a naturalizing plant. Deciduous.
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Botanical Pronunciationar-ROH-nee-uh mel-an-oh-KAR-puh
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Fall Color, Naturalizes Well, Ornamental Berries, Waterwise
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Thrives in well-drained soils but highly adaptable to a wide range of conditions, including boggy soils. Best ornamental berry production in full sun. Remove root suckers to control unwanted spread.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9

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