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


Viking Black Chokeberry Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Aronia melanocarpa 'Viking'
Foliage Green
Mature Height 3-5 feet
Mature Spread 4-6 feet
Moisture Moderate
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Fall Color Red