Aronia melanocarpa 'Viking' - Black Chokeberry

Black Chokeberry

Aronia melanocarpa 'Viking'

  • Fragrant white flowers
  • Glossy purple-black berries persist for a long period
  • Shiny green foliage turns to an outstanding red in the fall
  • Attracts birds
  • Salt tolerant
  • Bloom Time: Spring



100-125 cm

80-100 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Chokeberry tolerates a wide range of soils and conditions including boggy. Will grow in full sun to partial shade, although best fruit production usually occurs in full sun. Remove root suckers to prevent colonial spread.

Additional Notes about Black Chokeberry:

 'Viking' is a selection of the species that was found to flower somewhat later, and to produce larger berries than the species

Cultivars of Aronia melanocarpa are being grown as berry crops for their antioxidant properties.