Promoting the Use of Native Plant Species in the Home Landscape

Black Chokeberry

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Aronia melanocarpa

Flower Description:

Flat-topped clusters of white, five-petaled flowers with pink anthers are followed by persistent, blackish-purple berries.

FamilyRosaceae
Season BloomMay
HabitatSmall, mound-shaped shrub with slender, multiple stems and reddish-brown bark. Very flood tolerant. Suckers profusely. Intermediate food source for birds. Found in lowlands; bogs; dunes and bluffs.
Cycle
Height3-6'
Leaf DescriptionGlossy, dark green foliage turns crimson-red in fall.
Soil Type Wet
Light Source Partial Shade
LocationShoreline, Rain Garden