Low Scape Hedger Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa ‘UCONNAM166’)

Low Scape Hedger Chokeberry

Chokeberry is a useful selection of a native landscape shrub and one of our most popular rising new best-sellers! The word is out and professional garden designers have fallen hard for these attractive shrubs. Low Scape Hedger® Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa ‘UCONNAM166’) is a special variety that stays compact and gives you something beautiful to look at all growing season long.

The lush, glossy foliage grows to the ground and the dense branch structure provides a perfect scaffold for privacy screening. This plant is a wonderful resource for local pollinators. Make the most of your landscape with its beautiful flowers, lustrous leaves, tidy growth habit, and striking fall foliage. You’ll be thrilled with their fiery red and orange fall color display. Let these native shrubs light up your late-season get-togethers around the firepit or your patio!

Both hard-working and super adaptable, Low Scape Hedger® was field-tested for many years to earn its status as a Proven Winners® selection. Although these aren’t a favorite, we advise the use of Deer Repellent spray if you live with hungry deer in your area. Use it on the first day you plant, and follow directions to reapply. Extremely cold and heat-hardy, Aronia tolerates USDA growing zones 3 through 9!

Planting and Application:

Relish their low-maintenance nature throughout your landscape…no matter the size. They are a perfect fit to define courtyards and small space gardens. Create a showy space for your family and friends with the help of these marvelous narrow shrubs. Plant them 18 inches apart on center for a fast hedge. Let them grow naturally as an exceptionally modern hedge. Or, trim them after flowering for a manicured look. You can also use them to control erosion on slopes or embankments.

Run them along your property line or screen your patio seating. You can even keep them in outdoor containers on your patio! Use them as single specimens, as well. Augment the look of mature evergreens in your foundation plantings with their outstanding red-orange blaze of fall color. Include as a pretty backdrop for perennial borders or Butterfly Gardens. Repeat them along the middle layer of your mixed shrub border.

  • Pretty White Flowers in Spring
  • Attention-Grabbing Orange & Red Fall Color
  • Rugged & Durable, Widely Adaptable Cultivar of a Native Shrub
  • Glossy Green Foliage
  • Great Hedging Plant, Use in Large Outdoor Containers

Tips for Care:

Aronia performs beautifully in nearly any soil type; in full sun or partial shade, at least four hours of sunlight a day. Chokeberry is blissfully easy-care. They’ll put up with soils that get periodically wet and dry. However, we do recommend that you supply a moderate amount of water on a regular basis to keep them at their tip-top health. Add a three-inch layer of mulch over the root zone. Pull the mulch back to avoid directly touching the stems. Wait until after the spring flowering is done before you prune any crossing or damaged branches.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Adaptable to Any Well-Drained Soil
  • Prune After Flowering
  • Cold-Hardy & Heat Tolerant
  • Tolerates Periodically Wet or Dry Soils

Include Low Scape Hedger® Chokeberry for a glossy, professional look. You’ll appreciate their unfussy nature and many ornamental attributes.

Low Scape Hedger Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa ‘UCONNAM166’) Details

Common name Low Scape Hedger Chokeberry
Botanical name Aronia melanocarpa 'UCONNAM166'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 3-9
Growth rate Medium
Height 3 - 5 ft.
Width 2 - 3 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moisture Adaptable
Soil condition Wide-Range
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time After Flowering
Flower color White