Aronia – Ground Hog – Aronia melanocarpa

Garden Height
8 - 14
36 - 36
36 - 36
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun, Sun
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Drought Tolerant

Fun Facts

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

Fall Interest

Salt Tolerant

Small / Miniature

Maintenance Notes

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. 


Uses Notes

Ground Hog aronia is best used as a groundcover.

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Blooms On Old Wood

Bloom Time

Flower Form Groundcover

Soil Fertility Average Soil

Soil PH Category Acidic Soil, Alkaline Soil, Neutral Soil

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