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Chokeberry, black 'Viking'   /   Aronia melanocarpa Viking

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Black Chokeberry 'Viking' -
Aronia melanocarpa 'Viking' (latin)
Black Chokeberry 'Viking'

Areas of origin : Northern America.

Adult Dimensions : Height up to 1.5 metres width up to 1.5 metre (4.9').

Foliage : Deciduous.

Soil Type : All. Dislikes lime.

Hardiness : Hardy to -30°C.

Exposure : Semi-shade to full sun.

Black Chokeberry 'Viking' Black Chokeberry 'Viking'


Characteristics and Uses : The apricot colouring of the foliage in autumn makes this shrub very attractive. The numerous white flowers with pink produce violet black berries at the end of summer for the great pleasure of the birds. The slightly acidic fruits are good for using in the making of jams and preserves. It can be planted alone but also within a mixed hedge.

List of trees and shrubs with edible fruits:
Blueberry Bush 'Jersey' (Vaccinium corymbosum 'Jersey'), slightly acidic fruits, from August
Common Hazel (Corylus avellana), nuts from September
Common Walnut (Juglans regia),  nuts from end of October, delicious in salads
'Jenny' Self Fertile Kiwi (Actinidia chinensis 'Jenny'), hardy to -12°C
Pineapple Guava (Feijoa sellowiana), fruits rich in vitamin C and pineapple taste, only grows in warm climate areas

Raspberry 'Fall Gold' (Rubus idaeus 'Fall Gold'), soft fruits, fragrant, orangey yellow, double cropping and self-fertile variety
Raspberry 'Heritage' (Rubus idaeus 'Heritage'), soft and fragrant fruits, double cropping and self - fertile variety
Red Chokeberry 'Brilliant' (Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliant'), bright red fruits from the Autumn

Strawberry Tree (Arbutus unedo), hardy to -12°C, its fruits look like a strawberry
Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides), extremely decorative fruits, rich in vitamin C
Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa), edible fruits when grilled
White Mulberry (Morus alba), pinkish white fruits, sweet

Edible Hedge 'Ophélie', provides edible red fruits throughout the summer
See the catalogue of tree and shrubs with edible fruits
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