Ship Season: Spring
Items Per Package: 1 plant per offer
3 - 6 feet.
Bloom Time/Days To Maturity: Late Spring to early Summer.
Zone: Zones 3 - 8.
Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade.
Restricted States: AE AK GU HI PR
Spacing: 5' - 8' with 12 feet spacing between rows.
Depth: When potted, plant at the same depth it is in the pot. If the plant is bareroot, plant with the crown of the plant (where the stems meet the roots) no more than one inch below the surface of the soil.
Spread: 5 - 6 feet.
Yield: 10 - 15 lbs. per bush by the third year. Full production of about 20 - 25 lbs. of berries per bush at 6 years.
Comments: Hardy native plant to Eastern North America and Canada. This variety is a cultivated form of the native aronia. It has recently attracted scientific interest due to the deep purple-black berries and their properties. There are several health benefits of the aronia berries like other dark pigmented berries such as blueberries, black currant, salal and bilberries. Antioxidants, cardiovascular system support, anti-aging properties, digestive aids and help in maintaining blood sugar levels to name a few! The berries are not particularly tasty fresh to humans but the juices can be made into a number of wonderful items such as juices, wines, syrups, sauces, marinades, chutney and pies. If you don't care to harvest the fruit, the songbirds and other wildlife will gladly take care of that for you!