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Virginia Creeper vs Aronia Berry

Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Aronia melanocarpa

Virginia Creeper
Aronia Berry

Virginia Creeper is a fast-growing, climbing vine. Its root-like tendrils attach themselves to any non-smooth surface, even brick, but will also grow as a ground cover.

Virginia Creeper makes a beautiful ornamental plant for your garden; its attractive foliage turns from green to deep red in the fall. Birds will love its red berries.

Aronia Berry produce black fruit that some people find too astringent, they are also known as Black Chokeberry. It is native to Eastern Canada and the Eastern United States. This branching shrub forms well rooted clumps that can spread.
Flowers are usually white or pink and form all over the shrub.

These shrubs grow well under other trees and their fall color is a vibrant red. It is common to see it used as a hedge.

The berries have their own unique flavour. The polyphenols and anthocyanins are touted as healthy antioxidants and lots of research seems to be underway on the health benefits of this fruit.

VIRGINIA CREEPER QUICK FACTS

ARONIA BERRY QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 0.3 m (1.0 ft)
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 6 m (20 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: red and purple
Fall colour: red to orange color
Berries: small, hard, purple
Flowers: whitish-pink
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Suckering: high
Suckering: medium



Toxicity: berries are toxic


Other Names: five-finger, five-leaved ivy
Other Names: black choke berry, black chokeberry