SHRUB: Aronia melanocarpa (Black Chokeberry)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Aronia melanocarpa Black Chokeberry

Aronia melanocarpa Black Chokeberry
Photo © Elaine Mills

This attractive native member of the Rose family is often found in bogs, swamps, and moist thickets and sometimes on drier balds and rock outcroppings throughout eastern North America.  Its common name refers to the astringency of the fruit, although it is used as a flavoring in many processed foods. More information . . .

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