Frank P Matthews
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Brilliant autumn red and orange tints. Interesting purple-black berries which can be eaten fresh but are very astringent when raw. Often used for making into jam, compotes or added into fruit pies, also great food for birds. The fruits arrive in autumn and look wonderful against the autumn foliage. The aronia bush produces white, hawthorn-like flowers in late spring. Also known as Chokeberry. Matte, dark green leaves.
Prefer to be planted in a moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. The aronia bush is ideal to be planted for hedging and screening. Look lovely planted in cottage gardens, wildlife gardens and woodland gardens. Very low maintenance and easy to grow.
Hardy shrub suitable for a range of soils, black fruits. Attractive autumn leaf colours and white flowers.
An upright vase-shaped shrub that’s attractive for birds Productive, large fruit. Good for jams, juice, wine and tea!