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Aronia Berry

Aronia Berry

Hearty Native with Healthful Fruit

This easy-to-grow native plant is loaded with black berries that ripen in late summer and can hang on the bush throughout winter. Berries are very high in antioxidants and are great used for wine, jam, baking and more. Highly ornamental shrub features white blooms and glossy green foliage. Grows 3-6 ft. in full sun to partial shade. Zones 4-8.
  • Zone Zones 3 - 8.
  • Height 3 - 6 feet.
  • Light Requirements Full sun to partial shade.
This item ships in Spring.

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Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Aronia melanocarpa 'Viking'
  • Height: 3 - 6 feet.
  • Spacing: 5 - 8 feet 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 soil surface.
  • Spread: 5 - 6 feet.
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade.
  • Color: White tinged with pink blossoms.
  • Foliage: Obovate, glossy medium green leaves with excellent red-orange and a hint of purple Fall color.
  • Blooms: Late Spring to early Summer.
  • Form: Deciduous. Shrub form.
  • Flower Form: Corymbs of white tinged with pink.
  • Soil Requirements: Adaptable to a wide range of soils but moist, fertile well-drained soil is best.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate. Remember that perennials (that are going to be work-horses for many years in your garden), often follow 3 unwritten rules: the first year they SLEEP; the second year they CREEP; the third year - they LEAP!
  • Pruning: Prune in late Winter when dormant or after flowering, if fruit production is not an important factor for growing this plant.
  • Fruit: Fresh Aronia berries (about the size of blueberries) picked off the bush aren't very pleasant to the palate. Aronia have a high tannin level, they will really pucker you up, but after freezing or cooking they are much easier on taste buds, and some say af
  • Pollinator: Self pollinating.
  • Yield: Approximately 10 - 15 lbs. per bush by the third year. Full production of about 20 - 25 lbs. of berries per bush after 6 years.

Shipping Schedule

All plant items will be shipped to arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for your area of the country.

We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedule:

Spring 2019 Shipping Schedule
  Zones   Annual Vegetable Plants Potatoes Sweet Potatoes
1A-4A 5/13/19 - 5/31/19 3/25/19 - 6/14/19 5/20/19 - 6/7/19
4B 5/13/19 - 5/31/19 3/25/19 - 6/14/19 5/20/19 - 6/7/19
5A 5/13/19 - 5/31/19 3/4/19 - 6/14/19 5/13/19 - 6/7/19
5B 5/13/19 - 5/31/19 3/4/19 - 6/14/19 4/29/19 - 6/7/19
6A 4/22/19 - 5/31/19 3/4/19 - 6/14/19 4/29/19 - 6/7/19
6B 4/22/19 - 5/31/19 3/4/19 - 6/14/19 4/29/19 - 6/7/19
7A 4/22/19 - 5/31/19 2/25/19 - 6/14/19 4/29/19 - 6/7/19
7B 4/1/19 - 5/31/19 2/25/19 - 6/14/19 4/29/19 - 6/7/19
8A & B 4/1/19 - 5/31/19 2/18/19 - 6/14/19 4/22/19 - 6/7/19
9A & B 4/1/19 - 5/31/19 2/11/19 - 6/14/19 4/22/19 - 6/7/19
10A & B 4/1/19 - 5/31/19 2/11/19 - 6/14/19 4/15/19 - 6/7/19
Last Order Date 5/27/19 6/10/19 6/3/19

  Zones   Onion Plants Fruit Trees Bareroot Roses
1A-4A 4/1/19 - 5/10/19 4/1/19 - 6/7/19 4/15/19 - 5/31/19
4B 4/1/19 - 5/10/19 4/1/19 - 6/7/19 4/15/19 - 5/31/19
5A 3/25/19 - 5/10/19 3/18/19 - 6/7/19 4/1/19 - 5/31/19
5B 3/25/19 - 5/10/19 3/4/19 - 6/7/19 3/18/19 - 5/31/19
6A 3/4/19 - 5/10/19 3/4/19 - 6/7/19 3/4/19 - 5/31/19
6B 2/25/19 - 5/10/19 3/4/19 - 6/7/19 3/4/19 - 5/31/19
7A 2/18/19 - 5/10/19 2/11/19 - 6/7/19 2/25/19 - 5/31/19
7B 2/11/19 - 5/10/19 2/11/19 - 6/7/19 2/25/19 - 5/31/19
8A & B 1/28/19 - 5/10/19 2/11/19 - 6/7/19 2/18/19 - 5/31/19
9A & B 1/7/19 - 5/10/19 2/11/19 - 6/7/19 1/21/19 - 5/31/19
10A & B 1/7/19 - 5/10/19 2/11/19 - 6/7/19 1/21/19 - 5/31/19
Last Order Date 5/6/19 6/4/19 5/27/19

  Zones   Tropicals & Houseplants Large Bareroots, Trees & Shrubs All Other Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4A 4/29/19 - 6/7/19 4/1/19 - 6/21/19 4/29/19 - 6/21/19
4B 4/29/19 - 6/7/19 4/1/19 - 6/21/19 4/29/19 - 6/21/19
5A 4/29/19 - 6/7/19 3/18/19 - 6/21/19 4/1/19 - 6/21/19
5B 4/29/19 - 6/7/19 3/4/19 - 6/21/19 3/18/19 - 6/21/19
6A 4/29/19 - 6/7/19 3/4/19 - 6/21/19 3/4/19 - 6/21/19
6B 4/29/19 - 6/7/19 3/4/19 - 6/21/19 3/4/19 - 6/21/19
7A 4/1/19 - 6/7/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
7B 4/1/19 - 6/7/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
8A & B 4/1/19 - 6/7/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 2/18/19 - 5/24/19
9A & B 4/1/19 - 6/7/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 2/11/19 - 5/24/19
10A & B 4/1/19 - 6/7/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 2/11/19 - 5/24/19
Last Order Date 6/3/19 1A-7B: 6/17/19
8A-10B: 5/20/19
1A-7B: 6/17/19
8A-10B: 5/20/19

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

Shipping Notes:

Orders for hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

NOTE: We are unable to ship our trees to PO Boxes at this time.

Orders for gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection. The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

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Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Aronia melanocarpa 'Viking'
  • Height: 3 - 6 feet.
  • Spacing: 5 - 8 feet 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 soil surface.
  • Spread: 5 - 6 feet.
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade.
  • Color: White tinged with pink blossoms.
  • Foliage: Obovate, glossy medium green leaves with excellent red-orange and a hint of purple Fall color.
  • Blooms: Late Spring to early Summer.
  • Form: Deciduous. Shrub form.
  • Flower Form: Corymbs of white tinged with pink.
  • Soil Requirements: Adaptable to a wide range of soils but moist, fertile well-drained soil is best.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate. Remember that perennials (that are going to be work-horses for many years in your garden), often follow 3 unwritten rules: the first year they SLEEP; the second year they CREEP; the third year - they LEAP!
  • Pruning: Prune in late Winter when dormant or after flowering, if fruit production is not an important factor for growing this plant.
  • Fruit: Fresh Aronia berries (about the size of blueberries) picked off the bush aren't very pleasant to the palate. Aronia have a high tannin level, they will really pucker you up, but after freezing or cooking they are much easier on taste buds, and some say af
  • Pollinator: Self pollinating.
  • Yield: Approximately 10 - 15 lbs. per bush by the third year. Full production of about 20 - 25 lbs. of berries per bush after 6 years.
Shipping Schedule

All plant items will be shipped to arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for your area of the country.

We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedule:

All plant items will be shipped to arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for your area of the country.

We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedule:

Spring 2019 Shipping Schedule
  Zones   Annual Vegetable Plants Potatoes Sweet Potatoes
1A-4A 5/13/19 - 5/31/19 3/25/19 - 6/14/19 5/20/19 - 6/7/19
4B 5/13/19 - 5/31/19 3/25/19 - 6/14/19 5/20/19 - 6/7/19
5A 5/13/19 - 5/31/19 3/4/19 - 6/14/19 5/13/19 - 6/7/19
5B 5/13/19 - 5/31/19 3/4/19 - 6/14/19 4/29/19 - 6/7/19
6A 4/22/19 - 5/31/19 3/4/19 - 6/14/19 4/29/19 - 6/7/19
6B 4/22/19 - 5/31/19 3/4/19 - 6/14/19 4/29/19 - 6/7/19
7A 4/22/19 - 5/31/19 2/25/19 - 6/14/19 4/29/19 - 6/7/19
7B 4/1/19 - 5/31/19 2/25/19 - 6/14/19 4/29/19 - 6/7/19
8A & B 4/1/19 - 5/31/19 2/18/19 - 6/14/19 4/22/19 - 6/7/19
9A & B 4/1/19 - 5/31/19 2/11/19 - 6/14/19 4/22/19 - 6/7/19
10A & B 4/1/19 - 5/31/19 2/11/19 - 6/14/19 4/15/19 - 6/7/19
Last Order Date 5/27/19 6/10/19 6/3/19

  Zones   Onion Plants Fruit Trees Bareroot Roses
1A-4A 4/1/19 - 5/10/19 4/1/19 - 6/7/19 4/15/19 - 5/31/19
4B 4/1/19 - 5/10/19 4/1/19 - 6/7/19 4/15/19 - 5/31/19
5A 3/25/19 - 5/10/19 3/18/19 - 6/7/19 4/1/19 - 5/31/19
5B 3/25/19 - 5/10/19 3/4/19 - 6/7/19 3/18/19 - 5/31/19
6A 3/4/19 - 5/10/19 3/4/19 - 6/7/19 3/4/19 - 5/31/19
6B 2/25/19 - 5/10/19 3/4/19 - 6/7/19 3/4/19 - 5/31/19
7A 2/18/19 - 5/10/19 2/11/19 - 6/7/19 2/25/19 - 5/31/19
7B 2/11/19 - 5/10/19 2/11/19 - 6/7/19 2/25/19 - 5/31/19
8A & B 1/28/19 - 5/10/19 2/11/19 - 6/7/19 2/18/19 - 5/31/19
9A & B 1/7/19 - 5/10/19 2/11/19 - 6/7/19 1/21/19 - 5/31/19
10A & B 1/7/19 - 5/10/19 2/11/19 - 6/7/19 1/21/19 - 5/31/19
Last Order Date 5/6/19 6/4/19 5/27/19

  Zones   Tropicals & Houseplants Large Bareroots, Trees & Shrubs All Other Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4A 4/29/19 - 6/7/19 4/1/19 - 6/21/19 4/29/19 - 6/21/19
4B 4/29/19 - 6/7/19 4/1/19 - 6/21/19 4/29/19 - 6/21/19
5A 4/29/19 - 6/7/19 3/18/19 - 6/21/19 4/1/19 - 6/21/19
5B 4/29/19 - 6/7/19 3/4/19 - 6/21/19 3/18/19 - 6/21/19
6A 4/29/19 - 6/7/19 3/4/19 - 6/21/19 3/4/19 - 6/21/19
6B 4/29/19 - 6/7/19 3/4/19 - 6/21/19 3/4/19 - 6/21/19
7A 4/1/19 - 6/7/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
7B 4/1/19 - 6/7/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
8A & B 4/1/19 - 6/7/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 2/18/19 - 5/24/19
9A & B 4/1/19 - 6/7/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 2/11/19 - 5/24/19
10A & B 4/1/19 - 6/7/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 2/11/19 - 5/24/19
Last Order Date 6/3/19 1A-7B: 6/17/19
8A-10B: 5/20/19
1A-7B: 6/17/19
8A-10B: 5/20/19

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

Shipping Notes:

Orders for hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

NOTE: We are unable to ship our trees to PO Boxes at this time.

Orders for gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection. The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

Shipping Notes:
Orders for gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection. The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

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