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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
purple chokeberry 'Viking'
Aronia melanocarpa 'Viking'
Aronia are deciduous shrubs with simple leaves that colour well in autumn, and clusters of small white, hawthorn-like flowers followed by black, red or purple berries. These berries are edible, but are very astringent when raw; they may attract birds
'Viking' is an upright, deciduous shrub with matt dark green leaves that turn dark purple-red in autumn. Profuse, large clusters of pink-tinged white flowers are borne in late spring; large purple-black berries follow. Height to 2m
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Loam
Time to ultimate height
Grow in any moist but well-drained soil (except shallow soil over chalk) in sun or partial shade
Propagate by softwood cuttings in early summer, propagate by suckers when plants are dormant and pot up
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Hedging & Screens
Cottage & Informal Garden Wildlife Gardens
Pruning Pruning group 1 or Pruning group 2
Pests Generally trouble free
Generally trouble free
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purple chokeberry 'Viking'
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