Viking Chokeberry - Aronia melanocarpa 'Viking'

Viking is a cultivar from Europe that was initially selected for use in orchards but gardeners quickly discovered its many attributes as a landscape plant. Masses of fragrant, white flowers bloom in spring, followed by violet black berries late summer. The berries are high in nutrients and can be used for pies and jellies or left on the shrub to provide food for birds and other wildlife. They can persist through winter into spring. Beautiful red fall colour.

Water Needs: 
Moderate
Flower Attributes: 
Fragrant
Landscape Uses: 
Border
Hedge
Erosion Control
Foundation
Garden Styles: 
Cottage
Edible
Modern
Traditional
Light Needs: 
Partial Sun/Shade
Plant Types: 
Height: 
48-60"
Spread: 
48-60"
Flower Colors: 
White
Flower Seasons: 
Spring
Special Features: 
Attractive Foliage
Deer Resistant
Winter Interest
Growth Habits: 
Round
Cold Hardiness: 
Zone 3
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Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Plants have a wide range of soil tolerance including boggy soils. Best fruit production usually occurs in full sun. Remove root suckers to prevent colonial spread. Self-fertile, so  only need one plant for a full crop of berries. It needs no pruning, is quite drought-tolerant once established, and as a native shrub, has proven remarkably resistant to pests and diseases.  

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