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Aronia Ground Hog Shrubs
Aronia melanocarpa 'Ground Hog'
Aronia Ground Hog Shrubs produce masses of small fragrant white flowers are followed by clusters of glossy purple-black fruit that stays on the plant into winter. Dark green leaves turn vibrant red to purple in the fall. The Berries are great for birds in winter when there are very little food sources available. Chokeberries are also well-known as a Super-fruit. This is a great native Groundcover
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Aronia Ground Hog Shrubs or Dwarf Black Chokeberry has a more compact habit than its larger cousins growing only up to 14 inches tall. It is well known for its spectacular fall color and the dark purple almost black colored berries it produces in the late summer and fall. The berries are favorites of birds during the cold winter months.
|Mature Height:||12 to 14 Inches|
|Mature Width:||2.5 to 3 feet|
|Sunlight:||Full Sun to part shade|
|Habit:||Deciduous, densely branched, shrub forming|
|Foliage:||New growth emerges a deep dark green, changing to a deep red to purple in the fall|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil but will tolerate “wet feet”|
|Water Requirement:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed border, mass planting, or a specimen planting.|
How to Care for Aronia Ground Hog Shrubs
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Aronia Groundhog Shrubs that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Aronia Groundhog Shrubs to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole.