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Photinia melanocarpaPhotinia melanocarpa
(Aronia melanocarpa)

black chokeberry

Photograph(s) by*: USFWS BES

Characteristics

Height: 3-6'
Spread: 3-6'
Flowers: Apr.-May; white or pink-tinged
Fruit: Sept.-Nov.; black; berry
Fall color: crimson red

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade
Moisture: Dry Moist Wet
Soil pH: 5.1-6.5
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy Organic

Habitat

bog, swamp, spring, dune, cliff, old field, clearings; wet or dry thickets, creek banks, wet acid sand, balds; thin soils and rock outcroppings

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD DE PA NY WV VA

Wildlife

Songbird Small mammal *

Notes

can be pruned as hedge



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1311.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004