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Aronia Berry vs Nannyberry

Aronia melanocarpa

Viburnum lentago

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Aronia Berry
Nannyberry

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.

Nannyberry is a hardy shrub known for attracting wildlife. Its clusters of white flowers and tasty berries are suitable for bees, birds, and other animals.

Nannyberry is also used in urban yards and landscaping. This shrub makes a beautiful ornamental and is small enough to grow underneath power lines. Its berries can be eaten fresh or used in baking and preserves.

Makes a great hedge or privacy screen in an urban yard. Often has great red fall color to complement its spring flowers.

ARONIA BERRY QUICK FACTS

NANNYBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 2b
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 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: red
Berries: red to purple
Flowers: attractive whitish-pink flowers in loose clusters of up to 8, clusters up to 2 inches in width
Flowers: white
Bark: gray and scaly
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: medium
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: black choke cherry, black chokecherry
Other Names: sheepberry, sweet viburnum


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no