Aronia melanocarpa


USPP 28,789; CBRAF

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  • Versatile habit
  • Three-season interest
  • Native

As cute as a button yet tough as nails, Low Scape Mound® aronia is an innovative dwarf selection that may be the closest thing yet to a perfect landscape plant. Adaptable to most any soil, this versatile little black chokeberry offers dark glossy foliage, loads of white flowers in spring, black summer fruit, and intense red foliage in autumn. Ideal for low maintenance mass plantings; think of it as Rhus 'Gro Lo' with multi-season appeal. Developed by Dr. Mark Brand of the University of Connecticut. Native.

Low Scape Mound aronia is the 2019 Landscape Shrub of the Year.

Awards Boskoop Royal Horticultural Society Silver Medal

USDA Zone 3 - 9 (-40°F/-40°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 1 - 2'

Width 2'

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 Low Scape Mound 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. 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.