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Aronia melanocarpa ‘Viking’

Aronia

Chokeberry

<i>Aronia melanocarpa</i> ‘Viking’

Deemed one of the best cultivars in the genus, this small trouble-free European introduction was destined to be an orchard plant until gardeners discovered its innate beauty and various merits. Glimmering amid glossy dark green foliage, abundant scented white flowers are followed by lustrous extra large purplish black berries, which remain throughout the winter as much appreciated fodder for the birds, especially early spring-feeding robins, or make tasty nutritious additions to pies and jellies. ‘Viking’s pleasing deciduous habit ends the season blazing with vivid red autumn leaves, withstands drought plus most pests and seldom needs pruning.

Blooms April–May

Size: 3' 0" high x 3' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 3.

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Digging Dog Nursery is open for website and phone orders, beaucoup thanks to our customers, July flowers!

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These challenging times have impacted all of our lives….

While 'sheltering in place', many of us have found solace through countless afternoons spent digging in our gardens, spurred on by the prospect of possibility and promise. Perhaps more relevant than ever is what internationally acclaimed garden designer, Mary Keen says. "Gardens are places to be in, not things to look at." Now that's something to strive for!

Here at Digging Dog, our July borders tend to be a happy tumble of flowers and leaves. We've featured some of our all-time favorite perennials in this newsletter. We hope you'll be inspired to dig some of them into your own garden!

We wish you good health and happy digging!

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