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Aronia Berry vs Alpine Currant

Aronia melanocarpa

Ribes alpinum

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Aronia Berry
Alpine Currant

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.

Alpine Currant is a great shrub to plant along sidewalks, near building or at your property boundary as a hedge or accent species. It is widely used by commercial landscapers in parking lots and near buildings because of its hardiness, attractiveness, and pollution tolerance.

While Alpine Currant produces edible berries, they are not palatable.

ARONIA BERRY QUICK FACTS

ALPINE CURRANT QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 3a
Zone: 2a
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Fall colour: wine red to apricot color -- extremely attractive
Berries: small, bright red
Flowers: attractive whitish-pink flowers in loose clusters of up to 8, clusters up to 2 inches in width
Flowers: greenish yellow and fragrant
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: medium
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: black choke cherry, black chokecherry
Other Names: mountain currant


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