Edible Purple Berries on an Ornamental Shrub The Viking Chokeberry, Aronia melanocarpa ‘Viking Black’, is a multi-stemmed, ornamental shrub with attractive flowers and edible berries in the fall. Plant several in a naturalized area or just one as a focal point in your yard. Some people even use these as an orchard plant for their delicious fall fruit. Your Viking Chokeberry is one of the best aronia cultivars available. It begins its show in the spring when its glossy, dark green foliage fills out the spreading shrub in a full, vibrant display. As May approaches, clusters of tiny white flowers bloom, appearing to spring up above the verdant foliage. With the advent of fall, red and orange-hued foliage arrives to spice up your autumn landscape. It may seem that the colorful, seasonal variations of your Viking Chokeberry are more than enough to attract gardeners to it. However, the most outstanding quality is still to come. It’s in the fall that dark purple berries begin to ripen. Your Viking Chokeberry is a variety of black Chokeberry with larger, sweeter, and more prolific berries. These fruit are not only tasty but high in vitamin C and other nutrients. You may have to fight your wildlife for them, but even if you share a few your harvest is sure to please. Your Viking Chokeberry is an upright shrub that is great for any spot where you want to control erosion, is drought tolerant and deer resistant. It’s quite simply a hardy shrub that’s easy to grow and offers a lot of seasonal interest. * Profusion of White Spring Flowers* Edible Fruit in Fall* Hardy and Attracts Wildlife.
A Perfect Landscape Plant You can stop looking now. You’ve found it. The almost perfect landscape plant! Low Scape Mound Chokeberry, Aronia melanocarpa ‘UCONNAM165’, is one of the most innovative shrubs we’ve seen in a while. This dwarf aronia is everything that you expect in a border or foundation shrub. It is totally cute, but tough as nails. It is an American native so it adapts to just about any soil. It is drought tolerant and disease resistant. From spring to fall it is covered in classic aronia leaves – big, glossy green and healthy. In the spring it is covered in white flowers that attract butterflies and bees. In the summer the flowers turn to dark black berries that attract birds. In the fall the leaves turn an intense red that transforms the landscape. Great for low-maintenance mass planting around your home and garden. Use it to hide foundations or around the base of a large tree. Sculpture looks great standing in a sea of Low Scape Mound Chokeberry, too. This is one plant that you shouldn’t be without. Buy several today and see what we mean! * Native * Compact * 3 Seasons of interest.
Highly Decorative and Hardy Yucca Variety Color Guard Yucca, Yucca filamentosa ‘Color Gard’, is an ornamental shrub renowned for its variegated foliage. One would look terrific in your rock garden, planted amid your formal perennial beds, or even in a container on your back patio. Your Color Guard Yucca is one of the most decorative Yucca varieties you will ever find! Each long, pointed leaf reaches up-and-out from the mounded center in a dramatic pose of self-assurance. The foliage will brighten even the darkest corner of your garden with its vivid coloring that remains striking in every season. Every individual leaf is bordered by vibrant green in spring and summer, with a central line of bright yellow running down the center. Strong stems will shoot 4-6 feet up from your Color Guard Yucca in mid-summer, holding aloft 3-inch white, floral bells that dangle delicately there for your additional enjoyment…and will certainly delight your hummingbirds as well! As the weather turns colder, your brilliant yellow stripes will transition to a red blush with hints of light pink on the foliage edges. Throughout the year, tiny hair-like frills accent the foliage edges as well, just another decorative addition to add texture to the overall effect. Color Guard Yucca will grow to 2 feet in height with a 2 to 4-foot spread. Color Guard has a clumping form with an upright, rounded nature. It’s an incredibly hardy plant. It manages well with drought, heat, humidity, wind, etc…and even your deer and bunnies will leave it alone. You can grow it in partial shade, but it reaches its full potential in bright sun. The Yucca is such an amazing plant, and Color Guard is one of the best varieties. It has it all—a hardy nature and vibrant color year-round. It’s even allergy free! Overall, Color Guard Yucca is a highly decorative and low maintenance shrub for your yard. You can’t go wrong with a Color Guard Yucca in your yard this year! * Evergreen * Allergy free * Drought, heat and humidity tolerant * Adaptive to a variety of conditions * Works well in containers * Deer and rabbit resistant.