Cricket Hill Garden
Aronina berry, 'Viking' grafted tree form
Aronia melanocarpa 'Viking'
Variety description: A fruit for the future! Aronia offers a beautiful spring display of blossoms, attractive dark green summer foliage and very nutritious berries which ripen in late summer. We graft our aronia onto mountain ash trees (Sorbus aucuparia) to grow this usually unruly shrub into a more civilized tree form. Grafted at about 3' up on the rootstock, these trees should eventually reach about 8-12' at maturity. ONLY ONE SPECIMEN TREE AVAILABLE THIS YEAR!
Site requirements: Aronia berries grow best in a full sun location with fertile soil. They are quite adaptable and will grow in poor, drier sites as well.
Size at maturity: 8-12'.
Pests and diseases: No insects or diseases are of concern in the Northeast. Birds will eat the berries only in the winter when the frost has lessened their astringency.
Hardiness: Will grow in USDA zones 4-9.
Plant size: 3 gal. well rooted plant, about 5' tall with a well developed root system. Fruiting age!
When we ship: Our next shipping period is FALL 2022.