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Aronia melanocarpa Ground Hug® ('UCONNAM012')

Ground Hug® Chokeberry: Patent PP31,821

  • »  Naturally grows as dense groundcover, keeping down weeds, stabilizing soil, and beautifying difficult areas.
  • »  White flowers in spring plus vivid fall color.
  • »  Tolerant of most any soil conditions.

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Ground Hug Aronia is a super tough native shrub that naturally grows as a dense groundcover. This unique habit makes it the ideal plant for transforming difficult areas into beautiful, low maintenance plantings. Spring brings a flurry of dainty white flowers nestled among the glossy green foliage; come fall, dark purple berries develop, along with outstanding red foliage. Like our other Aronias, Ground Hug™ is super durable, growing well even in challenging soil and conditions - it's up to your toughest landscape challenges!

Border or Bed
Maintenance and Care
Low Maintenance
Mass Planting
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Supports Bees
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Flower Color
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Full Sun
Partial Sun
Partial Shade
Ground Cover
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Aronia melanocarpa Ground Hug®

Aronia is one of the toughest, most durable shrubs, and needs little care. If you wish to prune, the best time is immediately after it blooms. However, be aware that this will remove the potential for any fruit to form.

Wondering about deer resistance? It varies. We have found that in areas with heavy deer or rabbit activity, they may eat the flower buds in early spring, when food supplies are scarce. However, they do not typically continue browsing aronia after that, so are unlikely to cause severe or disfiguring damage to the plant itself.