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Viking Black Chokeberry

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Edible Purple Berries on an Ornamental Shrub

The Viking Chokeberry, Aronia melanocarpa 'Viking Black', is a multi-stemmed, ornamental shrub with attractive flowers and edible berries in the fall.

Plant several in a naturalized area or just one as a focal point in your yard. Some people even use these as an orchard plant for their delicious fall fruit. Your Viking Chokeberry is one of the best aronia cultivars available.

It begins its show in the spring when its glossy, dark green foliage fills out the spreading shrub in a full, vibrant display. 

As May approaches, clusters of tiny white flowers bloom, appearing to spring up above the verdant foliage. With the advent of fall, red and orange-hued foliage arrives to spice up your autumn landscape.

It may seem that the colorful, seasonal variations of your Viking Chokeberry are more than enough to attract gardeners to it. However, the most outstanding quality is still to come.

It’s in the fall that dark purple berries begin to ripen. Your Viking Chokeberry is a variety of black Chokeberry with larger, sweeter, and more prolific berries.

These fruit are not only tasty but high in vitamin C and other nutrients. You may have to fight your wildlife for them, but even if you share a few your harvest is sure to please.

Your Viking Chokeberry is an upright shrub that is great for any spot where you want to control erosion, is drought tolerant and deer resistant.

It’s quite simply a hardy shrub that’s easy to grow and offers a lot of seasonal interest.

* Profusion of White Spring Flowers
* Edible Fruit in Fall
* Hardy and Attracts Wildlife

Harvest Time for your Super Berries from the Aronia Plants

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Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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Viking Black Chokeberry Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Botanical Name Aronia melanocarpa 'Viking'
Mature Height 3 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate
Flower Color White
Foliage Green
Fall Color Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes