They are the size of a common lilac bush and live just as long. Aronia is not bothered by pests or diseases. Needs sun to part shade and is adaptable to low, wet or sandy areas as well as dry areas. It's very hardy, and the blueberry size fruit is tasty eaten fresh. Used to make a nutritious juice and as a stable, natural food coloring.
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The distance between rows: 10'
The distance between plants within the row: 4'
Plant in full sun.
Aronia will tolerate a wide range of soil pH but the optimum level is 6-6.5.
Shaping young plants will encourage branching. This is done after berries have dropped.
After establishment, in late winter or early spring before growth starts, prune the oldest stems to the ground.
Restrict bush height & increase bushiness by cutting back upright stems.
As the plants mature, prune to thin the plant so all parts can receive air and sunlight.
You can expect Viking and Nero aronia variety shrubs to produce about two pounds of berries per bush two years after planting. Production levels off at around 20 lbs per plant by the 4th year after planting.
Aronia berries top the list of more than 100 foods that have been scientifically tested for antioxidant capacity.
We are dedicated to shipping your plants the fastest, most economical way possible. It is important that your plants not sit in a warehouse over a week-end. Orders shipping to western states are typically shipped on Mondays for Friday delivery. Indiana orders are typically shipped on Thursdays for Friday delivery. Remaining states are shipped on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
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We currently ship within the U.S. using UPS Ground, 3-Day Select, 2-Day or Next Day Air. For UPS ground service, the minimum shipping charge is $10.00.
Expedited Shipping: Unless you have a specific need to ship quickly, it is not necessary to choose expedited shipping. The majority of our plant orders ship UPS Ground or Priority Mail and arrive by the end of the week they are shipped in terrific shape, ready for planting.
Special Note for Alaska: All Alaska orders are shipped Priority Mail. Shipping cost depends on number of boxes and total weight, which we do not know until your order is packed. Therefore, your credit card will be charged two different times. Once at time of order for merchandise only and again at time of shipping for shipping costs only. If you want to be notified with the shipping cost prior to your card being charged please make a note in the comments section. Keep in mind this will delay your shipment if we are unable to reach you.