Five Low Scape Mound aronia planted at the edge of a bed.Five Low Scape Mound aronia planted at the edge of a bed.
Low Scape Mound aronia has a dwarf habit and glossy green foliage.Low Scape Mound aronia has a dwarf habit and glossy green foliage.
A single Low Scape Mound aronia in a bed, showing its mounded habit.A single Low Scape Mound aronia in a bed, showing its mounded habit.
Close up of the white flowers of Low Scape Mound aronia.Close up of the white flowers of Low Scape Mound aronia.
The blue black berries of Low Scape Mound aronia.The blue black berries of Low Scape Mound aronia.
A woman stands between Low Scape Mound aronia and Viking aronia to show the difference in their habits.A woman stands between Low Scape Mound aronia and Viking aronia to show the difference in their habits.
Low Scape Mound aronia with red fall color.Low Scape Mound aronia with red fall color.
Low Scape Mound aronia has glossy green foliage and white flowers.Low Scape Mound aronia has glossy green foliage and white flowers.
Low Scape Mound aronia planted in front of a line of hydrangeas.Low Scape Mound aronia planted in front of a line of hydrangeas.
A young Low Scape Mound aronia covered in white flowers.A young Low Scape Mound aronia covered in white flowers.
Five Low Scape Mound aronia planted at the edge of a bed.Five Low Scape Mound aronia planted at the edge of a bed.

Low Scape Mound® Chokeberry

Stabilize soil, keep down weeds, and transform just about any spot – no matter how problematic – into a carpet of green with Low Scape Mound aronia. Called “chokeberry” by some, this native flowering shrub has an unusual mounded habit that expands the applications for this durable species in the landscape. In spring, it is covered in white flowers; glossy green foliage carries it through summer, accompanied by attractive blue-black berries. Come autumn, the whole plant lights up in red and orange. Low Scape Mound aronia can be planted as an edging, mass planting, or included in wildlife, pollinator, and native plant gardens. It does sucker somewhat, which increases the overall size of the plant over time, but suckers can be readily pulled or cut out if desired.

Top reasons to grow Low Scape Mound aronia:

  • Multi-season interest in a durable, problem-solving package
  • Native to North America
  • Can grow in nearly any condition, even very challenging conditions

Additional information

Dimensions1.5 × 1 ft
Botanical Name

<i>Aronia melanocarpa</i> 'UCONNAM165' pp#28789, cbraf

Zone

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Blooms on

Old wood

Flower Color

White

Foliage Color

Green

Height

1-2'

Width/Spread

1.5-2'

Exposure

Full Sun

Soil

Moist

Bloom Time

Spring

Uses

Borders, Edging, Ground Cover, Mass Planting

Features

Attracts pollinators, Clay soil, Compact, Drought tolerant, Edible, Fall interest, Native, Salt tolerant

Breeder

Dr. Mark Brand

SKU: 02828 Plant Type:

Light: Full sun (6+hrs/day) to part sun (4-6 hrs/day); can grow in shadier spots but will flower far less and fall foliage will be dull

Soil: Aronia tolerates any soil, including extremes of pH, moisture, and dryness

Water: Average water needs; drought tolerant once established

Fertilizing: Nothing special required; apply a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants in early spring if desired

Pruning: Aronia blooms on old wood, so if pruning is required, it should be pruned immediately after flowering. Do note, however, that this will remove the potential for fruit to form. If you need to manage the spread of the plant, that can be done as needed.

Other notes: Deer do not severely damage aronia plants like they do arborvitae or hosta. However, they (and rabbits, especially for low-growing varieties) may eat the flower buds or flowers, which in turn prevents fruit from forming. While its durability and fall color are still enough reason to grow it, those with deer in their area should have reasonable expectations of what may happen.

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