Chokeberry is a useful selection of a native landscape shrub and one of our most popular rising new best-sellers! The word is out and professional garden designers have fallen hard for these attractive shrubs. Low Scape Hedger® Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa 'UCONNAM166') is a special variety that stays compact and gives you something beautiful to look at all growing season long.
The lush, glossy foliage grows to the ground and the dense branch structure provides a perfect scaffold for privacy screening. This plant is a wonderful resource for local pollinators. Make the most of your landscape with its beautiful flowers, lustrous leaves, tidy growth habit, and striking fall foliage. You'll be thrilled with their fiery red and orange fall color display. Let these native shrubs light up your late-season get-togethers around the firepit or your patio!
Both hard-working and super adaptable, Low Scape Hedger® was field-tested for many years to earn its status as a Proven Winners® selection. Although these aren't a favorite, we advise the use of Deer Repellent spray if you live with hungry deer in your area. Use it on the first day you plant, and follow directions to reapply. Extremely cold and heat-hardy, Aronia tolerates USDA growing zones 3 through 9!
Relish their low-maintenance nature throughout your landscape...no matter the size. They are a perfect fit to define courtyards and small space gardens. Create a showy space for your family and friends with the help of these marvelous narrow shrubs. Plant them 18 inches apart on center for a fast hedge. Let them grow naturally as an exceptionally modern hedge. Or, trim them after flowering for a manicured look. You can also use them to control erosion on slopes or embankments.
Run them along your property line or screen your patio seating. You can even keep them in outdoor containers on your patio! Use them as single specimens, as well. Augment the look of mature evergreens in your foundation plantings with their outstanding red-orange blaze of fall color. Include as a pretty backdrop for perennial borders or Butterfly Gardens. Repeat them along the middle layer of your mixed shrub border.
Aronia performs beautifully in nearly any soil type; in full sun or partial shade, at least four hours of sunlight a day. Chokeberry is blissfully easy-care. They'll put up with soils that get periodically wet and dry. However, we do recommend that you supply a moderate amount of water on a regular basis to keep them at their tip-top health. Add a three-inch layer of mulch over the root zone. Pull the mulch back to avoid directly touching the stems. Wait until after the spring flowering is done before you prune any crossing or damaged branches.
Include Low Scape Hedger® Chokeberry for a glossy, professional look. You'll appreciate their unfussy nature and many ornamental attributes. Order Low Scape Hedger® Chokeberry from the NatureHills.com shrub experts today. You'll fall in love with the high performance and showy ornamental attributes.
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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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|Botanical Name||Aronia melanocarpa 'UCONNAM166'|
|Mature Height||3 - 5 feet|
|Mature Spread||2 - 3 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Fall Color||Orange, Red|
|Pruning Time||After Flowering|
|Photos courtesy of||Proven Winners, Inc - www.provenwinners.com|