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Chokeberry, black 'Viking'   /   Aronia melanocarpa Viking

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

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.

Properties 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.

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