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Black Chokeberry

Aronia melanocarpa 'Viking'

This native shrub grows to be about 4-6 feet tall and boasts white flowers in spring, giving way to large fruits that can be used in jams, jellies and juices.

1. Dig a hole two times the width of the root ball, gently remove packing material from root ball.
2. Set root ball in hole, making top even with ground level, fill in around root ball with soil mix to ground level, water to settle mix and add more soil if needed.
3. Form a water basin around the plant with a mound of soil, water once again filling the water basin.
4. Add a ΒΌ inch layer of mulch to conserve moisture and water thoroughly once to two times weekly until plant is established.
5. Extremely hardy plants, once established will produce a crop for many years.


Bloom Time:

Harvest late spring to early summer

Mature Height:

48-72 In

Hardiness Zone:

3-8 Find your zone


Full Sun,Partial Sun

Features and Usage:

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Plant in any type of soil in full sun to partial shade. Chokeberries are great to use in juices, jellies, and jams.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.