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Low Scape Hedger® Aronia melanocarpa

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
5' 3' 1.5m 91cm
Height: 3' - 5'
Spread: 2' - 3'
Height: 91cm - 1.5m
Spread: 61cm - 91cm
  • Details

    36 - 60 Inches
    24 - 36 Inches
    24 - 36 Inches
    91cm - 1.5m
    61cm - 91cm
    61cm - 91cm


    This variety is no longer available from Proven Winners®. Alternatives include: Low Scape  Snowfire®

    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 color

    Fall Interest
    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Drought Tolerant
    Salt Tolerant
    Erosion Control
    Bog Plant
    Native to North America


    Plant Type: 
    Shrub Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    36 - 60 Inches 91cm - 1.5m
    24 - 36 Inches 61cm - 91cm
    24 - 36 Inches 61cm - 91cm
    Flower Colors: 
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    Container Role: 

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 

    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).

    Maintenance Category: 
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a
    Water Category: 
    Border Plant
    Good for Screening
    Mass Planting
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Maintenance 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. Because Low Scape Hedger does not set fruit, pruning after flowering does not impact the fall display as it would in other aronias.

    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 6,520
  • 4 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • The Aronia Hedger I ordered several years ago did very well, so I ordered a second batch this year. It's a very versatile plant that really adds to my primarily native gardens. Beautiful flowers, deep green leaves, and autumn color. The shipment was a couple of weeks later than I expected, but the plants arrived in very healthy, beautiful condition. I'll probably be buying more!

      , Minnesota
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • 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.

      , Virginia
      , United States
      , 5 years ago
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