I already have experience with the other 2 Aronias, Ground Hog and Mound, and was looking forward to getting some Hedgers. Finally they came and its been the same easy, unfussy, beautiful plant which keeps flowering and growing no matter the weather or if I've forgotten to water it! I have very wet clay on a mountain with a lot of wind and these adapted quickly and extremely well (zone 6a). I must add I've been growing full-size Aronia shrubs for 5yrs so I knew the smaller versions would work, but PW has surpassed my expectations with these new offerings.
Low Scape Hedger® Aronia melanocarpa
- Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
Beauty from spring to fall in an easy-care package.
Low Scape Hedger aronia is a super versatile native flowering shrub. Reaching just 3-5' (.9-1.5 m) tall, it's a dense column of glossy green foliage that's perfect for low hedges or screening. Spring finds the plant covered in hundreds of white flowers, and come fall, the foliage lights up in bright reds and oranges. Low Scape Hedger grows well just about anywhere: in full sun or part shade, wet or dry soils, in hot climates or cold ones. Non-suckering; Can be pruned into a formal hedge or left to grow naturally.
Top reasons to grow Low Scape Hedger aronia:
- Short, columnar habit makes it a versatile landscaping plant
- white spring flowers
- red and orange fall colorFall InterestHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryDrought TolerantSalt TolerantErosion ControlBog PlantNative to North America
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:36 - 60 InchesSpacing:24 - 36 InchesSpread:24 - 36 InchesFlower Colors:WhiteFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:Mid SpringHardiness Zones:3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9aWater Category:AverageUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Good for ScreeningUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointMaintenance Notes:
Aronia is one of the toughest, most durable shrubs, and needs little care. If you wish to prune, the best time is immediately after it blooms.
Wondering about deer resistance? It varies. We have found that in areas with heavy deer or rabbit activity, they may eat the flower buds in early spring, when food supplies are scarce. However, they do not typically continue browsing aronia after that, so are unlikely to cause severe or disfiguring damage to the plant itself.Fun Facts:
Aronia's common name, chokeberry, comes from the extremely astringent taste of the fruit.Low Scape Hedger® Aronia melanocarpa 'UCONNAM166' USPP 28,831, Can PBRAF
Deca, Virginia, United States, 1 year ago