Aronia Melanocarpa Iroquois Beauty
Mature Height: 6-10 inches
Mature Width: 12-15 inches
USDA Hardiness Zone Range: 2-7
Water Requirements: Moderate Water, Drought Tolerant
Shade Requirements: Full Sun, Partial Shade
The Nanking Cherry is extremely winter hardy and very desirable. It is a deciduous shrub with showy flowers tasty fruits and eye-catching exfoliating bark. Pink radiant buds open early in spring and emerge into masses of fragrant white flowers literally covering the stems. The bright red stalks and calyx make a lovely contrast with the white petals. They are followed by a profusion of edible, scarlet fruits which ripen in early-mid summer.