Close up of white Aronia Viking flowers



Aronia melanocarpa


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Close up of white Aronia Viking flowers
  • Three seasons of interest
  • Edible
  • Native

Selected especially for its fruit production, 'Viking' aronia also has superb red autumn foliage. The attractive white flowers appear earlier in spring than other aronia, and the large attractive black fruit typically persists through winter if not harvested. Developed in Europe as an orchard plant, its vitamin-rich fruit is said to be good for jellies and syrup. Very adaptable.

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USDA Zone 3 - 9 (-40°F/-40°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 3 - 6'

Width 3 - 6'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Spring

Flower Color White

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4"

Soil Adaptable to most soils.

Pruning Prune to shape after flowering; note, however, that this will remove flowering.

Uses Mixed borders; naturalizing; 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.