Aronia melanocarpa Viking
Common Snowberry is a small deciduous shrub with characteristic white to pink flowers and clusters of white fruit.
Viking Aronia Berry is easy to grow, with black berries that are high in antioxidants. The Viking variety is much more productive than the non cultivar Aronia Berry. The berries can be eaten fresh but are found to be tart and bitter. They are more often used in baking, jams, juices, and wine. They have small, white flowers with a hint of pink that grow evenly on the shrub. The summer foliage turns a very attractive red in the fall.
COMMON SNOWBERRY QUICK FACTS
VIKING ARONIA BERRY QUICK FACTS
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Fall colour: red
Bark: red-brown shredded bark
Toxicity: berries toxic to humans
Other Names: common snowberry
Other Names: black chokeberry viking, viking chokeberry
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