Aronia melanocarpa Viking (Chokeberry)
- Usually Flowers : May
Vigorous, large, deciduous shrub with glossy, toothed, dark green leaves. Masses of fragrant, white flowers. May. Ht.2mt.(6ft.). Leaves turn purple-red in autumn. Edible black berries after flowers. Grow in sun or part shade and moist, well-drained soil. Good for mixed borders and containers. Fruit very good for jam, jellies and wine.
- Usually Flowers : July, August, September
Spreading, evergreen shrub with spiny, glossy, dark green holly-like leaves. Long, drooping, catkin-like racemes of vanilla-scented greenish-white flowers from July to September. Ht.5mt.(15ft.). Grows in sun or partial shade on fertile, well-drained soil. Frost hardy. Good trained against a sunny, sheltered wall.