ARONIA x prunifolia 'Nero'

Commonly known as Purple chokeberry

Purple-black fruits. A hybrid between the two species above
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    dark green leaves, purple tinted beneath, 8-10cm (3-4in) long, turning purple-red in autumn.
  • White
  • Height
    To 3m (10ft)
  • Spread
    To 2.5m (8ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Fast-growing, vase-shaped shrub. Produces corymbs of white flowers to 1.5cm (½in) across followed by purple-black berries which persist on the plant.
  • Hardy - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

ARONIA x prunifolia 'Nero'

 
  • Additional Features
    Berries
    These plants have berries.
    Good to know
    Selected for larger fruit suitable for jam making. Attracts bees and butterflies.
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    Garden origin. Slovakia.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Denticulate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Obovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
    Pruning group 2
    Suitable for: Deciduous shrubs and trees that flower in Spring or early Summer on previous year's growth, including plants that produce new growth at or near ground level.
    Pruning: Prune flowered shoots to strong buds. Cut back approximately 1/4 of old shoots to the base to promote replacement growth.
    When: Annually, after flowering.

    RHS groups 2 & 3
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Any moist, well-drained soil.
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Bird friendly
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Aronia - Growing Guide
to 3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  to 2.5m (8ft)
 

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