An easy to grow, productive small shrub, Nero Aronia grows 3- 4 ft. in height and bears abundant crops of large, jet-black berries, good for juice and wine. A beautiful ornamental, you’ll enjoy Nero’s abundant clusters of very dark blue berries and striking, bright red, fall foliage.
Latin Name: Aronia melanocarpa
Site and Soil: Aronia like full to 1/2 day sun and most soils.
Pollination Requirements: Aronia is self-fertile.
Hardiness: Aronia is hardy to minus 40° F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 3 – 4 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: September
Yield: 10+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Aronia is not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 3
Sunset Western Zone: A-2, A-3, 1-7
Sunset Northeast Zone: 31, 32, 34-41