Aronia – Ground Hog™ – Aronia melanocarpa
Aronia is often called by the common name "chokeberry" because its fruits, while edible, are very astringent. However, birds and other wildlife are happy to devour them, even if you don't.
Native to North America
Small / Miniature
Thanks to its dwarf habit, you'll rarely need to prune Ground Hog aronia. If you do need to trim it or cut it back, do so after blooming. However, this will remove the potential for fruit to form. Though it grows well in shaded conditions, best flowering and fall color will develop with some sun each day.
Ground Hog aronia is best used as a groundcover.
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
Blooms On Old Wood
Flower Form Groundcover
Soil Fertility Average Soil
Soil PH Category Acidic Soil, Alkaline Soil, Neutral Soil