Fruit - dried and used for making pemmican. The fruit is about 8mm in diameter
There are no material uses listed for Aronia prunifolia.
There are no medicinal uses listed for Aronia prunifolia.
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in pots outdoors or in a cold frame
. Pre-soak stored seed overnight and then cold stratify for 3 months at 2°c
. The seed germinates in 1 - 3 months at 15°c
. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a cold frame for their first winter. Plant out in late spring. Since this species is believed to be a hybrid it will probably not breed true from seed.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame.
Division of suckers in the dormant season. Very easy, they can be planted straight out into their permanent positions.
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Prefers a moist peaty soil in full sun or partial shade
. Succeeds in most soils but dislikes shallow chalk
Plants are hardy to about -25°c.
This genus is closely related to Sorbus species.
Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus.
This species is probably a naturally occurring hybrid, A. arbutifolia x A. melanocarpa
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Associations & Interactions
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Polycultures & Guilds
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? Rice. G. (Editor) Growing from Seed. Volume 2. Thompson and Morgan. (1988-00-00)
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