Viking' Chokeberry Bush | Bare Root | Aronia prunifolia

Code: TR0550
Viking' Chokeberry Bush | Bare Root | Aronia prunifolia
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Viking' Chokeberry Bush | Bare Root | Aronia prunifolia
Purple Chokeberry / Aronia prunifolia Viking 9cm Pot
Purple chokeberry, is a multi-stemmed, large shrub with dark green foliage which is accompanied by beautiful showy white flowers in spring. This chokeberry turns a striking deep red to purple as autumn arrives and deep purple berries precede this.

It’s berries are very popular with wildlife and provide a much needed winter food source for birds. Get in there first and you can get yourself a crop of juicy fruit which is growing in popularity as a health food because of it’s high levels of vitamin c and amazing antioxidant properties.

Characteristics
  • Arrives as: 9cm Pot Shrub
  • Approx height on arrival: 15-20cm
  • Shrub is approx. 1 years old
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Foliage Colour: Dark green
  • Approx. Growth Height: 1.5-2m
  • Approx Spread: 1-1.5m
  • Flowering Period: Spring
  • Harvesting Period: August/ September
  • Tolerance: Frost tolerant, fairly drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: Bushy
  • Self pollinating: Yes
  • Uses: eating fresh, cooking, jams/preserves, smoothies/drinks
  • Hardiness: hardy
  • Exposure: sheltered
  • Rate of Growth: max. Height in 2-5 years
  • Scented: No
  • Wildlife friendly - Attracts bees and other pollinating insects, provides food for birds

Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
    Add +
  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
    Add +
  • Full Tree Planting Kit - Empathy™ Rootgrow, Afterplant and Tree Stake & Tie
    Add +
Selected items will be included with your purchase

Requirements

  • Light Requirements: Partial shade, full sun
  • Soil Requirements: Acid, alkaline, neutral, clay, loamy, sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
  • Moisture: Moist but well-drained, well-drained

Caring and Maintenance

Water during dry periods. Remove any weeds by hand and place a mulch around the plant in winter if you would like to avoid further weeds. Prune when dormant between late autumn and late winter. Aim to remove the old wood, as fruit grows on new wood.

Planting

  • Planting Distance: 1.2m

These soft fruits will tolerate a wide range of soil conditions, but prefer well-drained conditions. A pH of 4.0 - 6.0 is ideal. They prefer full sun, but will also grow in partial shade.
Dig a hole at least twice the size of the root ball. Ideally, mulch with compost or rotted manure. Firm the bush in well before watering.

Can be planted at any time of the year, as it is a containerised plant.

Fruit Benefits

These fruits should be eaten or frozen within a few days of harvest. They please even the most sophisticated of palates, and can be made into jams and preserves to bring great summer memories on autumn or winter days. Freshly picked fruit will bring your desserts to life with a flavour that simply can't be matched by mass produced, shop bought fruit. When planning your garden, try to choose varieties with fruits that ripen from early summer to late autumn to ensure a constant supply of fresh fruits throughout the warmer months.

 
Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 4.5/5 (2 reviews)

Rating: 4/5

"Small plant even allowing for pot size."

Reviewed Thursday, 24 January 2019

Rating: 5/5

"The plant is in the good conditions, and now growing in the pot. I will buy again from Primrose."

Reviewed Sunday, 10 September 2017

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