Aronia Ground Hog™ Description
Utility and beauty are united in this little ground cover! Ground Hog™ has a mat-like habit that spreads easily into difficult or dull areas, not minding acidic or alkaline soil, drought, heat, or salt. After planting you won’t have to worry about putting down any mulch or doing any weeding due to its dense weed suppressing habit! As for its beautiful elements, this tough as nails native shrub flaunts a flurry of white flowers in spring, dark blue fall berries, and a great autumnal color show.
Special features - Fall interest, Drought tolerant, Erosion control, Easy care, Containers, Mass planting, Seaside/salt-tolerant, Native, Attracts pollinators, Edible, Heat tolerant
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- Botanical name:
Aronia melanocarpa 'UCONNAM012'
- Common name:
- Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Sun exposure:
Sun (6+ hrs/day) to part sun (6-4 hrs/day)
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- Soil type:
- Soil moisture:
Dry or average
- Height x width:
8-14" tall x 3' wide
- Flower color:
Pink & White
- Foliage color:
- Bloom season:
Groundcover, Edging, Flower gardens, Wildlife gardens, Native plant gardens, Mass planting
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- Patent #:31821
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Soil: Thrives in all soil types.
Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day) to part sun (6-4 hrs/day)
Water: Prefers average moisture and will tolerate dry and wet conditions.
Spacing: 2-3 feet
Fertilizing: Not required, but if desired apply a rose or all purpose garden fertilizer in early spring.
Winterizing: Does not require any special preparation for winter.
Maintenance & pruning: Thanks to this plant's naturally small habit, pruning is not required. However, any pruning should be done immediately after flowering although this does mean losing the potential for fruit later in the year.
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