Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
Hand-picked at our greenhouse
Shipped to your door
Arrives as young plant
DescriptionWhen you need the most durable plant for a hedge, look no further than Low Scape Hedger® aronia (Aronia melanocarpa). This nifty, problem-solving shrub from Proven Winners ColorChoice naturally grows as a narrow, space-saving column, reaching just 3-5' tall. Its size, white spring flowers, and fantastic fall color make it perfect for landscaping around your home, or planting as a screen around an air conditioner. Plus, aronia (also known as chokeberry) is one of the toughest, most tolerant plants around, thriving in all types of climates and soils. Use its formal "stovepipe" habit as an elegant specimen plant, or a handsome hedge - either way, you'll be grateful for its good looks and exceptional ruggedness.DetailsBotanical name: Aronia melanocarpa 'UCONAMM166' Common name: aronia, chokeberry Patent #: PP28,831 Zone: 3 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun, Part sun Height x width: 3-5' tall x 2-3' wide Flower color: White, with a pink center Foliage color: Green; red and orange fall color Season of interest: Spring Uses: Low hedge, Edging, Landscaping, Wildlife gardens, Native plant gardens. How To GrowSoil: Not fussy about soil. Aronia is one of the most adaptable shrubs you can grow when it comes to soil preferences. Light: Full sun to part shade. Can grow in shade, but flowering will be sparse and plant will not provide as much coverage. Water: average moisture is fine. Tolerates dry and wet conditions. Spacing: 2-3 feet Fertilizing: Not required. If more rapid growth is desired, apply a rose fertilizer in early spring. Winterizing: Nothing special required, though a 2-3" layer of mulch is beneficial. Maintenance & pruning: Little pruning is required, but if you do wish to prune, do so immediately after flowering. Unlike other aronia, Low Scape Hedger does not set fruit. A note about deer resistance: aronia are generally considered deer resistance. In our experience, deer often eat the flower buds in late winter/early spring when food supplies get scarce, but then leave the plant alone the rest of the year. This leaves the plant more or less undamaged, except for decreased flowering.