Aronia melanocarpa


USPP 28,831; CBRAF

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  • Versatile habit
  • Outstanding fall color
  • Native

The ideal plant for any landscape!

Form follows function with Low Scape Hedger® aronia, a narrow columnar selection that's perfect for creating hedges or mass planting. Lower maintenance and faster to produce than 'Viking.' White flowers in spring appear among dark glossy green foliage which turns to vivid shades of yellow, orange, and red in autumn. Developed by Dr. Mark Brand and Dr. Bryan Connolly at the University of Connecticut. Native.

USDA Zone 3 - 9 (-40°F/-40°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 3 - 5'

Width 2 - 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 needed.

Uses The unique narrow columnar habit of Low Scape Hedger aronia suits it to many landscape applications: hedges, screening, specimen, foundation planting, and mass plantings.

Growing Tips Aronia are notoriously tough plants and can be used to beautify equally challenging sites, like parking lots, easements, and urban areas. Aronia are generally considered deer resistant, but they may eat the flower buds in spring when other food sources are scarce. However, they are unlikely to cause any significant or disfiguring damage to the plant itself.