Soil: Mesic (Medium) – Hydric (Wet)
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 4-8 feet
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Season: May – July
Suggested Uses: Black Chokeberry has beautiful white clusters of flowers in spring and deep blue to black berries in late summer. It is a great shrub for home and edible landscaping! (Consume at your own risk.) Berries can also be used to dye.
Native Range: Native to the Twin Cities metro area and Northeastern Minnesota. Native throughout the eastern half of the contiguous U.S.
Pollinators: Small bees. Birds enjoy the berries.
Flowers: Flowers are small (about 1/4″ across) and white to light pink with pink stamens. Dark purple or blue berries follow.
Leaves: Leaves are alternate and variable in shape with serrated edges. Tops of leaves are often glossy.
More information: USDA plant profile