Aronia melanocarpa Hugin
- Grows into 1.5-2.0 m high shrub.
- Displays white flowers, blooms in the middle of spring, attractive to bees and butterflies.
- Gives ball-shaped black fruits 1 cm in diameter.
- Prefers full sun to partial shade.
- Cold hardiness -25°C.
|available: ||in plugtrays M-90|| !!! while stock lasts|Aronia x prunifolia Nero
- Slovakian cross, introduced in Germany, 1990.
- Vase shaped shrub with branching from the base, fast-growing but shorter (2 m) and more compact than the standard.
- Boasts attractive dark glossy leaves which turn superb orange/red hues in autumn.
- Blooms earlier than other cultivars, displays white flowers with red stamens in spring; attractive to bees and butterflies.
- Gives large glossy black fruits, twice as big as those which grow in the wild, held in clusters; they stay in a shrub for a long time, until birds eat them; high in vitamins (mainly Vit. C), minerals and antioxidants; commercially grown especially for juice, commonly used for jams, jellies and syrups.
- Does fine in a little wet or dry soil, in full sun or partial shade.
- Recommended as orchard plant, also good for landscaping (naturalizing, as border shrub or erosion control plant).
- Cold hardiness -37°C.
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