Ground Hug™ Aronia - Dwarf Black Chokeberry -
The Aronia Melarcopa, as the Ground Hug™ Aronia is referred to, is the easiest way to achieve that green carpet that we all admire, and seek in natural landscapes. Super hardy, low maintenance, and a plant for the lazy among us. All those are just but a few of the thoughts that spring to mind when you think of this plant.
It grows to a short 14 inches in the garden, often requiring small spaces of up to 36 inches a plant. On the upside, this small size means that you get a denser cover of the ground, with an even spread all around the needed area.
While it works as a perfect landscaping plant, the Ground Hug™ Chokeberry can hardly be considered a member of the grass family. It does more than grass, after all. True to its name, the hog, it comes packed with ‘tough’ and ‘hardy’ as part of the deal. It quickly changes the drab looks of areas where no plant would dare grow, into a lush mass of small white flowers, often balancing on the edge of red leaves and glossy, deep green foliage.
There are just so many reasons why you should not miss out on the dwarf Aronia. How many people have landscape plants that produce black edible chokeberries? Join the proud class of those who appreciate durability, beauty, and ease of keeping.
How to keep this fruiting ground-cover plant thriving -
Unlike most landscape plants, this one will not cost you too much energy. There’s absolutely no pruning needed. Only then will you need to do a little trimming after bloom when the plant threatens to grow beyond its space.
You also need to provide small shaded conditions, because the plant blooms best under the shade, without the glare of too much sunlight.
Ground Hug™ Aronia melanocarpa 'UCONNAM012' USPPAF, Can PBRAF
Ground Hug Aronia is grown in:
- Quart Size Pots
Cannot ship into CA or AZ.
- Category: Shrubs, Flowering Shrubs, Fruit Plants
- Plant Type: Deciduous
- Light Requirement: Full Sun, Partial
- Soil Condition: Well Drained
- Bloom Season: Spring
- Bloom Color: White
- Mature Height: 1 - 2ft
- Growth Rate: Medium-growing
- Planting Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
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Please Note: Beginning in September, many plants begin to go dormant.
Some plants may have already dropped their leaves, died back to the ground or are beginning to turn yellow when they arrive to you. Deciduous trees, shrubs, perennials and groundcovers do go dormant.
This is a normal stage for plants at this time of the year. Plant upon arrival as roots continue to grow while the ground is warm. Some plants require seasonal maintenance and may have been pruned.