Beautiful, very productive and easy to grow, aronia is popular in Eastern Europe, where it is widely used in delicious juices, soft drinks, jams and wine. The handsome, disease-resistant bushes have dark green, oval foliage and grow about 5'-6' tall with an equal spread. Charming bundles of white spring flowers develop into clusters of glossy, round, violet-black berries with a strong, tart flavor that comes from high flavonoid/anti-oxidant content. Fruit is naturally high in vital vitamins and minerals, and in fall, the foliage changes to a rainbow of stunning oranges and reds. Although aronia is native to the Eastern U.S, the best varieties were bred in Europe. Aronia is self-fertile. Zones 3-9.