Chokeberry Aronia arbutifolia Viking
Chokeberry Aronia arbutifolia Viking

Chokeberry Aronia arbutifolia 'Viking'

Hardy, healthy and easy to grow
Scented / Fragrant
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Edible
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
  • Dainty, fragrant white flowers are produced in abundance in spring
  • Clusters of purple-red fruits and fiery autumn colours
  • A fabulous specimen tree with year-round interest
  • Perfect for attracting wildlife into your garden
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot ready for immediate planting
9cm Pot - Item: 511007
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Product Description

This deciduous shrub is a relative of the pear and mountain ash and is very hardy and easy to grow. Perfect for planting in a shrub border, Aronia is also ideal when situated in a woodland garden.

Dainty, fragrant pinky-white flowers of Aronia 'Viking' are produced in abundance in spring and these are followed by clusters of purple-red fruits and later by fiery autumn colours which all make for a fabulous specimen tree with year-round interest.

Known as chokeberries because of their tart taste, the edible berries are a favourite with birds and the flowers are visited by early pollinators making Aronia very popular with wildlife too.

Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot ready for immediate planting.

What Is Supplied

Item 511007 supplied as:

Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot ready for immediate planting.

Flowers April to May.

Eventual height and width: 2m x 1.5m.

Plant Information

Top Tips

Pot-grown shrubs can be planted at any time of the year as long as the soil is not waterlogged or frozen. If in doubt, err towards spring but remember to keep pots well-watered so that the soil does not dry out.

Care Guide

Planting Advice for your Aronia arbutifolia 'Viking':

  • Grow in full sun to partial shade in fertile, moist well-drained soil.  Protect from frost and winds.
  • Dig a planting hole 3 x wider than the roots of the shrub you're planting and mix some well-rotted compost or manure with the soil from the hole and use this to re-fill once the shrub is in place.
  • Before planting soak container-grown shrubs thoroughly and allow to drain.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots and add Mycorrhizal fungi to the roots when planting to help plants establish quicker.
  • Place your shrub in the hole at the same level at the pot and refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling).
  • Firm in the soil with your hand, avoiding the root ball and water well.
  • Mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc.
  • If you're planting into pots, place some old rocks, stones or gravel in the bottom of the pot for drainage and ballast. Use the best compost you can buy and some sand or grit for drainage.

 

Aftercare advice for Aronia 'Viking':

  • Keep plants well-watered while they establish, especially if planted up in a pot.
  • Fully hardy, you'll need to protect from cold winds as it is these that tend to cause the most damage to young plants.

 

Pruning Advice for Aronia:

  • Aronia require no special pruning; only occasional maintenance is needed to remove any growth that has been damaged over winter.
Planting / Flowering Calendar
Planting Time
Flowering Time
Fruiting Time
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
200cm
150cm
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Chokeberry Aronia arbutifolia 'Viking'
Chokeberry Aronia arbutifolia 'Viking'
9cm Pot
Item: 511007
Only £9.99