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Connecticut Plants
Black Chokeberry
Aronia melanocarpa (Michx.) Ell.
  • Synonyms: Photinia melanocarpa (Michx.) Robertson & Phipps, Pyrus melanocarpa
  • Family: rose (Rosaceae)
  • Habitat: wet or dry thickets, rocky slopes
  • Height: 2-6 feet
  • Flower size: 3/8 inch across
  • Flower color: white
  • Flowering time: May to June
  • Origin: native
Photinia melanocarpa (Michx.) Robertson & Phipps
Photinia melanocarpa (Michx.) Robertson & Phipps

Fruits of black chokeberry.

Photinia melanocarpa (Michx.) Robertson & Phipps

It is characteristic of black chokeberry that the fruits wither while still on the bush. This photo shows fruits in mid-September.