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Aronia melanocarpa 'Viking'

Aronia melanocarpa 'Viking' - Black Chokeberry

Aronia melanocarpa 'Viking' - Black Chokeberry

More About Aronia melanocarpa 'Viking'

  • Fragrant white flowers
  • Glossy purple-black berries persist for a long period
  • Shiny green foliage turns to an outstanding red in the fall
  • Attracts birds
  • Salt tolerant
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Interesting Notes:

 'Viking' is a selection of the species that was found to flower somewhat later, and to produce larger berries than the species

Cultivars of Aronia melanocarpa are being grown as berry crops for their antioxidant properties.
 

Zone:

4

Height:

100-125 cm

Spread:

80-100 cm

Colour:

White
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Black Chokeberry Growing and Maintenance Tips

Chokeberry tolerates a wide range of soils and conditions including boggy. Will grow in full sun to partial shade, although best fruit production usually occurs in full sun. Remove root suckers to prevent colonial spread.


Aronia melanocarpa 'Viking' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Salt Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Wet Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fruit
Fall Color
Berries
Deciduous

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Hedge
Woodland/woods edge
Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Aronia melanocarpa 'Viking'

Aronia melanocarpa

Aronia melanocarpa

Black Chokeberry