Selected at the Morton Arboretum for its compact habit, with 10-year-old plants reaching just 3′ in height and 5′ in width. Three-season interest begins with clusters of white flowers in spring, long lasting black berries in summer, followed by wine-red fall color. Great for mass planting, the plant does sucker and will form colonies. Good for wetland reclamation. Good food source for birds. Tough, adaptable variety that will grow under wet or dry conditions, in full sun or part shade. Introduced by Chicagoland Grows®. Aronia berries can be eaten fresh, used for baking, jams, juice and wine.