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Description

Rich, sweet-tart flavor. This spreading ornamental yields berries packed with pectin, and high in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Great for wine, jams, and smoothies. Blueberry-sized berries are sweet and astringent when eaten fresh. White, sweet-scented five-petal blooms appear in spring along with fine-toothed foliage that turns a fiery-red in fall, creating a welcome ornamental addition to your landscape. Pest- and disease-resistant. Cold hardy. Ripens in September. Self-pollinating.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Black
Fruit Size Small
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest September
Shade/Sun Partial Shade - Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Moist
Soil pH Level 5.8 - 6.2
Taste Astringent
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 1 - 2
Zone Range 3 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 3 - 8
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your plant matures, it will be approximately 4 - 5' tall x 2 - 4' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 3 - 4' apart to ensure room for growth.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Related Assortments

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We bundle many of our popular products in assortments with other items that compliment each other. Plus, when you purchase an assortment, you save money compared to buying each item individually!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow aronia berry plants in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

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Our Promise of Satisfaction

1 Year Warranty

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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When I was young, a friend's parents made sweet wine from aronia, it was delicious. Also delicious for juice or jam, it has a pleasant cabernet-like astringency and complex flavor. Not for fresh eating, very astringent :)
Alexander on May 3, 2017
Recommended for a Dry Shade Garden by Better Homes and Gardens garden plans.
ALISON C on May 11, 2016
When I was young, a friend's parents made sweet wine from aronia, it was delicious. Also delicious for juice or jam, it has a pleasant cabernet-like astringency and complex flavor. Not for fresh eating, very astringent :)
Alexander on May 3, 2017
Curiosity.
Allison M on Feb 26, 2017
Recommended for a Dry Shade Garden by Better Homes and Gardens garden plans.
ALISON C on May 11, 2016
Looking for easy to grow healthy fruit for my Organic cafe.
Barbara on May 11, 2016
Nutritious berries, fall colors
Matthew K on Feb 27, 2016
Curiosity.
Allison M on Feb 26, 2017
Looking for easy to grow healthy fruit for my Organic cafe.
Barbara on May 11, 2016
Can this be trimmed to keep it shorter? Or will that stunt it or make it look strange?
Alisa J on Jul 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I use Aronia throughout my garden as a nitrogen fixing plant so I plan to prune the bush to help release the nitrogen for surrounding plants to use. Also the Aronia has a spreading habit from rhizome growth so pruning for height and spreading will be a part of my strategy for this bush. As I understand from my research on pruning Aronia they are more like blackberries where you remove older canes at their base each year. I am sorry that I cannot immediately address your question as my plants are newer and still being allowed to spread in the beds they occupy.

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Good plant
Plant is healthy and full after one year-lots of berries!
May 4, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Planted last year
The plants are healthy and many blooms! Looking forward to September harvest!
May 15, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Great healthy bush.
Because good condition it started to grow quickly.
May 16, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Autumn Magic Aronia Berry
Already producing berries can't wait to taste them.
May 15, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Autumn Majic Aronia Berry
I have never grown Aronia berries before but I was looking for an interesting and unusual plant to add to my edible landscape garden. I found Aronia berry bushes offered on the Stark website. I ordered some of both kinds, the Autumn Magic and the Viking. The plants arrived in great condition and have done very well in my garden. Haven't harvested any berries yet but am looking forward to this fall. Would recommend these plants to anyone looking for some interesting additions to their home gardens/landscapes.Thanks, Stark!
May 17, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
As advertised
The Aronia arrived in good condition one year ago, rooted in, and is showing promise of bountiful harvests in the years ahead.
June 2, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Not a Viking but .....
Special none-the-less . I think they will be a classy couple when fully grown .
May 18, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Arena bought 2016
Aronia planted 2016 are growing well Spring 2017, lots of leaves and deer didn't seem to like aronia as well as blueberry.
June 1, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
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