What Are Aronia Berries: Learn About Nero Aronia Berry Plants
By Jackie Carroll
You?ll probably find them too tart to be eaten on their own, but Aronia berries make wonderful jams, jellies, syrups, teas and wine. If you?re interested in growing 'Nero' Aronia berries, this article is the place to start. Click here for more info.
Pruning Aronia Plants
When pruning, remove everything which is dead, ill or branches that cross one another.
Remove young stems that are growing from the soil outside desired area. Also, remove stems that are making aronia bush too thick. Other than that, there isn't much to prune, especially if the aronias are grown as decorative hedge.
Aronia or chokeberries are easy plants to grow and being self-pollinated can be grown as individual plants in small gardens and balconies. Being very resilient, they require little to no attention - some water during summer, some organic mulch to protect the soil from sun heat, pruning of dead branches and that is almost all. And in return, they provide gardener with plenty of tasty and very healthy berries that can be consumed raw or processed.
If you have little area in your garden, even in shade, give aronia a chance.