LOW SCAPE SNOWFIRE® Aronia

Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Height: 3-4' Width/Spread: 3-4'

Fire and ice, or in this case snow, are a classic combination, but seeing them perfectly embodied in a plant never gets old. Low Scape Snowfire® aronia exhibits these extremes perfectly. Among its fellows in the Low Scape® series, it is the heaviest bloomer yet! Its spring bloom is fluffy and white and almost obscures the shiny green foliage. You won’t be able to pass by the planting without hearing the steady hum of happy pollinators amongst the flowers. By late summer, an equally abundant crop of dark blue berries arrives, now to the delight of birds and other wildlife. It’s in fall though when the gardener’s gift is delivered – the foliage ignites in a jaw dropping color show of glowing red and burgundy. Altogether this plant is an incredible performer, it gives three solid seasons of interest with very little work to maintain it.

Why grow Low Scape Snowfire® aronia?

  • Three seasons of interest
  • Native plant beneficial to pollinators and wildlife
  • Extremely low maintenance

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Light: Full sun (6+hrs/day) to part sun (4-6 hrs/day); can grow in shadier spots but will flower far less and fall foliage will be dull. Low Scape Hedger will also take on more of a sparse, open habit with less coverage in shaded areas.

Soil: Aronia tolerates any soil, including extremes of pH, moisture, and dryness

Water: Average water needs; drought tolerant once established

Fertilizing: Nothing special required; apply a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants in early spring if desired

Pruning: Aronia Blooms on old wood, so if pruning is required, it should be pruned immediately after flowering. Do note, however, that this will remove the potential for fruit to form. If you need to manage the spread of the plant, that can be done as needed.

Other notes: Deer do not severely damage aronia plants like they do arborvitae or hosta. However, they (and rabbits, especially for low-growing varieties) may eat the flower buds or flowers, which in turn prevents fruit from forming. While its durability and fall color are still enough reason to grow it, those with deer in their area should have reasonable expectations of what may happen.

Botanical Name

Aronia melanocarpa 'SMNAMPEM' PP#34,116; CBRAF

Zone

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Flower Color

White

Foliage Color

Green

Height

3-4'

Width/Spread

3-4'

Exposure

Full Sun, Part Sun

Soil

Average, Dry, Moist, Well-drained

Season of Interest

Fall, Spring

Uses

Borders, Containers, Erosion Control, Foundations, Hedges, Mass Planting, Naturalizing, Slope, Specimen, Woodland gardens

Features

Attracts pollinators, Clay soil, Compact, Disease resistant, Drought tolerant, Edible, Fall interest, Heat tolerant, Native, Salt tolerant

Blooms On

Old wood

Breeder

Megan Mathey

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