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Grow superfruits on an ornamental shrub! This easy-to-grow native plant is loaded with wine-black berries that ripen in late summer and remain on the bush throughout winter. The fruit is antioxidant-rich and wonderful for jams, preserves, wine and baking. A gorgeous bush with pink-tinged white blooms and shiny foliage. Loves full sun but tolerates partial shade. Cold hardy. Ripens in September. Self-pollinating.


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

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 3 - 8
My Hardiness Zone ?
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 5 - 6' tall x 5 - 6' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 5 - 6' apart to ensure room for growth.


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!

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.

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Never seen or taste Aron is berry
Susan T on Oct 13, 2020
I have 1 such plant. Second will fit nicely by it. They are productive.
PATRICK B on Jun 25, 2020
Never seen or taste Aron is berry
Susan T on Oct 13, 2020
I thought this would be a interesting plant canning
Ana E on Aug 27, 2020
I have 1 such plant. Second will fit nicely by it. They are productive.
PATRICK B on Jun 25, 2020
I'd like to try drying these berries.
LISA K on Jun 13, 2020
It is a Native plant to my area
Dane W on May 28, 2020
Food sources for family & animals
ann s on May 27, 2020
Recommendation from friend
Chris C on May 21, 2020
My Dr told me about them!
Georgia D on May 19, 2020
I wanted a 3rd bush. I have an Autumn Magic and a Glossy Black.
Michael E on May 11, 2020
Because of its medical qualities.
Chester T on May 2, 2020
North American native, permaculture
Rachel K on May 1, 2020
for the birds in winter
Susan V on Apr 28, 2020
For the high antioxidant content: health reasons.
Natalie N on Apr 25, 2020
going to sell fruits
Stacey M on Apr 21, 2020
Jelly and jams. Immune health.
SUSAN D on Mar 19, 2020
Add to other aronias - large sized fruit.
Nancy N on Mar 7, 2020
It's pretty and useful at the same time.
Weston V on Feb 5, 2020
High nutrient quality, hardy growth characteristics.
Irene J on Nov 29, 2019
Zone 8
Geraldine H on Oct 18, 2019
My parents had an Aronia Berry and about once a year my mom would make the most delicious, dark (almost black) Aronia Bread. I decided it would be fun to try growing them at my own place.
Lyle S on Oct 9, 2018
For healthy living
Gail E on Jun 23, 2018
Visually stunning for edible and attractive landscaping
Febe C on Oct 7, 2017
quality of fruit for jelly making, sold at farmers market
FRED B on Jan 8, 2017
I thought this would be a interesting plant canning
Ana E on Aug 27, 2020
I'd like to try drying these berries.
LISA K on Jun 13, 2020
Is the fruit sweet or tart?
Andrew S on Jun 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I would call it "tart". Aronia is not known for being sweet and tasty like say a Raspberry or a Blueberry, but it is a "super food" with I think something like 10 times the antioxidants of a Blueberry, so we have mixed some in with Blueberry preserves that we make and one of our favorites is Aronia's dipped in melted chocolate and then frozen!
Is this the same plant we call a chokecherry in the Rockies?
CATHERINE S on Mar 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Chokecherry is a different plant than the chokeberry. Many people use the term interchangeably which is of course going to create problems. Aronia is a type of chokeberry not chokecherry. i hope this helps.
Is Aronia compatible with American Black Walnut?
Elizabeth O on Oct 7, 2020
Does this plant spread through roots?
Regi T on May 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I have had a couple roots spread out of the spot it is planted in and come up 8-10" away. They don't spread by roots as wildly as my thorny blackberries though.
When do the plants start to get berries?
Eringbur on May 19, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. These will start to bear 2-3 years after planting.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Are these bare root or potted? Age of shrub?
M C on Mar 2, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. The age and size information is as follows: 4??? pot: 6-12 months old and 4??? tall; Small gallon container: 2 years old and 12??? tall.
I live between hills and my temperature is always lower than Roseburg about 5 degrees. Am I still zone 9?
Sharon L on Nov 16, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I would assume a 5 degree difference would not change your zone, however reaching out to your county extension office may be helpful as they will have the most accurate information pertaining to your growing zone.
What plant would be a pollinator partner for aronia berry plant?
Isabelle S on Sep 2, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Aronia berries are self pollinating but if planting another variety of aronia berry you will have a larger crop yield.
When do your aronia berry bushes ship? We are 65441 zip and how big of a pot do they ship in?
Dan P on Jan 1, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. We will begin shipping these to your area in mid-March. They are available in a 4" pot and 1 gallon Stark Small gallon container.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
is this plant shipped in the container and how old is plant?
Rozika D on Oct 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Listed below are the shipping specs for each size we are currently shipping.

1 Gallon Small Stark Container: Well rooted, 4 ??? 18 inches tall
4??? Round Stark Pot: Well rooted, 4-6 inches tall

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us, remember that we're here for you. Have a great day!
Is this aronia prunifolia?
Trixie on Nov 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, this variety is Aronia melanocarpa.

Customer Reviews

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Young and healthy
Planted an Aronia berry last spring. It's doing very welll. Has attractive dark green leaves and an pleasing bush shape. Looking forward to my own supply of berries so I can juice them. Get all the health benefits without the high cost of store bought Aronia berry juice.
May 24, 2016
over 5 years ago
antioxidant powerhouse
My arena shrub is 4 years old, five feet tall and has berries galore. I like to pair them with raspberry recipes and use them frequently in smoothies. One bush last year gave me three quarts of berries and now that I have three bushes I will need more freezer space.
May 5, 2017
over 4 years ago
The aronia has berries for the first time, about 9 clusters of them. Plant looks healthy and has plenty of new growth. Haven't had a chance to sample the berries yet, not until after the frost.
May 26, 2016
over 5 years ago
Growth Energy in second year
After planting, didn't see any growth activity for Two month!!. Much more vigorous in April of second year with three clusters of Flowers. (I'm encouraged in Zone 7b)
May 4, 2017
over 4 years ago
New Worlds to explore
It is exciting to discover exciting to discover new gardening worlds to explore. My Viking Aronia followed the old pattern of sleep till mid summer,than began to creep till autumn. This spring it is leaping. Next year I expect fruit .
May 18, 2017
over 4 years ago
THey may be slow growers at first, but with patience,they'll start doing their thing...thumbs up, guys!
May 12, 2017
over 4 years ago
Aronia Berry
I have purchase Aronia Berry last year. At first not doing so well but It came back to alive and it's doing so well and it's beautiful and fuller leave.
June 8, 2017
over 4 years ago
aronia berry bush
We purchased it last year and it was delivered in late fall. This spring there are already berries beginning to form on it. We are eagerly anticipating our first small harvest. Thank you.
May 16, 2017
over 5 years ago
good quality
one of two plants we bought has given berry the first summer
June 12, 2018
over 3 years ago
this plant is doing well, and all leafed out and starting to grow, so i'm happy.
May 20, 2017
over 4 years ago

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