Photinia melanocarpa (Aronia melanocarpa)
Common name: Black Chokeberry
Family: Rosaceae
Physiographic Region(s) Inhabited by Plant:
Mountain Piedmont Coastal Plain
Region: Mountain, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
States: Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia
Plant Type: Shrub, Low
Height: 3 - 6 feet
Spreads: 3 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil Texture: Organic, Clay, Loamy, Sandy
Soil Moisture: Dry, Moist, Wet
pH: 5.1 - 6.5
Blooms in: April to May
Bloom Color: white or pink-tinged
Bears Fruit: September to November
Fruit Type: berry
Fruit Color: black
Fall Color: crimson red
Evergreen: no
Ground Cover: no
Habitat:
bog, swamp, spring, dune, cliff, old field, clearings; wet or dry thickets, creek banks, wet acid sand, balds; thin soils and rock outcroppings
Wildlife Use: Song Birds, Small Mammals, Bees
Notes: adaptable to many soil types