Viking Aronia Chokeberry
Clusters of delicate, white flowers emerge in Spring with a pleasing fragrance. The flowers of the Viking Aronia Chokeberry attract bees, birds and butterflies. Tiny berries emerge after the flowers are done adding appeal. The berries, darken to black as they mature resembling currants, and are high in vitamins. They can be eaten fresh, stewed, dried, or juiced. The berries are very bitter and tart eaten fresh. This self-fertile shrub will produce a profuse amount of Fall ripening berries. Common name: Black Chokeberry. The ornamental scarlet, orange, and gold Fall foliage alone makes it a great addition to any landscape. Plant this edible shrub as a border, hedge, or along a driveway.
Aronia melanocarpa ‘Viking’ will grow in Full Sun to Part Shade. It can grow 6-8′ tall with a spread of 5-8′. Plant in zones 3 to 8. Will colonize by suckers. Deer resistant. Drought tolerant.
Care & Shipping Notes
Easy to grow in average, well drained soil. Tolerant of a wide range of soils, including dry and somewhat moist. No pruning necessary. No serious insect or disease problems. May be susceptible to leaf spot and blight. NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THESE US STATES AND TERRITORIES: AK, HI, GM, PR, VI. Also, WE NO LONGER SHIP TO CALIFORNIA due to Department of Ag restrictions on live plants.