Aronia x 'Brilliantissima' ('Viking')

Viking Chokeberry

Categories: Shrubs

One of the best cultivars known for its incredibly large clusters of black fruit. Attractive white flowers in late spring along with glossy dark green leaves that turn to vivid hues of red and orange in the fall offer multi season interest. Easy to grow and maintain. 

More About Aronia x 'Brilliantissima' ('Viking')

  • best Aronia for fruit

Developed in Eastern Europe for commercial fruit production and can be used to make jams, jellies and many other fruit products. Berries are high in vitamins and antioxidants.

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5-8 ft


4-5 ft

Hardiness Zone:


Aronia x 'Brilliantissima' ('Viking') Characteristics


  • Good for Naturalizing
  • Specimen
  • Hedging
  • Screening/Hedge
  • Border
  • Mass Plant


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Nature Attraction

  • Songbirds

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • All Season

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average
  • Tolerates most soils

Bearing/Fruiting Time

  • Late season

Bloom Time

  • Early-mid season

Fall Color

  • Burgundy
  • Wine Red

Flower Color

  • White


  • Blue-black

Fruit Qualities

  • tart flavor


  • Upright
  • Upright, rounded
  • Spreading

Plant Size

  • Dwarf (6-9')