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Low Scape Snowfire Aronia melanocarpa

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
4' 4'
Height
3' - 4'
Spread
3' - 4'
  • Details

    Features

    A mid-sized native shrub that benefits wildlife and beautifies the garden.

    You don't have to sacrifice beauty to grow a garden with native plants. Low Scape Snowfire aronia has all the flower power of a typical garden plant, but still supports local pollinators and wildlife. It is blanketed in little white flowers in the springtime, to the delight of busy pollinators. This flurry of blooms complements most perennials, shrubs, and annuals. In summer it blends in, making a great backdrop for summer bloomers, but by autumn it's ready to shine again with bright red foliage and dark blue fruits. You can plant this versatile native in practically any condition; warm and cool climates, wet and dry soil, and full sun to part sun. 

    Top three reasons to grow Low Scape Snowfire aronia:
    - Mounded habit, perfect for the middle of the border or informal low hedges
    - Tolerates a wide range of growing conditions
    - White flowers in spring and dark purple fruit and brilliant fall foliage

    Produces Berries
    Fall Interest
    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Drought Tolerant
    Salt Tolerant
    Erosion Control
    Bog Plant
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Native to North America

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Spacing: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Spread: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    White
    Flower Shade: 
    White
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Alkaline Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Neutral Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Edging Plant
    Uses: 
    Groundcover
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Lawn Substitute
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses Notes: 

    Its versatile, mid-sized habit suits it perfectly as a hedge, foundation planting, or as a feature in bird and native gardens.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Aronia is one of the toughest, most durable shrubs, and needs little care. If you wish to prune, the best time is immediately after it blooms. However, be aware that this will remove the potential for any fruit to form. Wondering about deer resistance? It varies. We have found that in areas with heavy deer or rabbit activity, they may eat the flower buds in early spring, when food supplies are scarce. However, they do not typically continue browsing aronia after that, so are unlikely to cause severe or disfiguring damage to the plant itself.

    Fun Facts: 

    Aronia's common name, chokeberry, comes from the extremely astringent taste of the fruit.

    Low Scape Snowfire Aronia melanocarpa 'SMNAMPEM' USPPAF, Can PBRAF
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