Aronia melanocarpa



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  • Versatile habit
  • Native
  • Rugged

The ideal landscape groundcover, filling in difficult spaces such as parking lot beds, slopes, or anywhere mowing would be difficult or undesirable. This dwarf aronia naturally grows as a thick, dense mat, eliminating the need for weeding and mulching as well. Glossy foliage, white spring flowers, dark purple berries in late summer, and autumn foliage in hues of brilliant orange-red make this native plant as showy as it is adaptable. Developed by Dr. Mark Brand at the University of Connecticut. 

USDA Zone 3 - 9 (-40°F/-40°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 8 - 14"

Width 3'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Spring

Flower Color White

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil Adaptable to nearly all soils.

Pruning Prune to shape after blooming if desired; note that this will prevent fruit from forming.

Uses The unique low growing, mound-like habit of Ground Hog aronia suits it to many landscape applications: mass plantings, groundcover, edging.

Growing Tips Aronia are notoriously tough plants and can be used to beautify equally challenging sites, like parking lots, easements, and urban areas.