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Aronia Berry vs Variegated Dogwood

Aronia melanocarpa

Cornus alba argenteo-marginata

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Aronia Berry
Variegated Dogwood

Aronia Berry 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 they produce black fruit that some people find too astringent, hence they are also known as Black Chokeberry. People who like the taste and not the astringent tannins often blend the berries or juice in with other things.

Some find that Aronia is an attractive ornamental plant for the garden. 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.

We do not grow Aronia Berry every year.

Variegated Dogwood, also known as Silver Leaf Dogwood, is a small shrub that is often used in the first row of a shelterbelt, as a hedge, or for soil stabilization projects. It has the same distinctive red bark and white flowers and berries as Red Osier Dogwood.

The key difference between the two is the leaves. Where Red Osier's leaves are green throughout, Variegated Dogwood has a white outline around each leaf. This gives Variegated Dogwood a distinctive look.

ARONIA BERRY QUICK FACTS

VARIEGATED DOGWOOD QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Height: 2.7 m (9 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: wine red to apricot color -- extremely attractive
Fall colour: variable, possibly red or gold
Berries: clusters of white berries in mid summer
Flowers: attractive whitish-pink flowers in loose clusters of up to 8, clusters up to 2 inches in width
Flowers: creamy white flowers form flat topped clusters in late spring
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: medium
Suckering: medium





Other Names: black choke cherry, black chokecherry
Other Names: tatarian dogwood


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes