A member of the Rose family, the black chokeberry is an easy-to-maintain, easy-to-grow shrub.
Wildlife enjoy eating its berries, great fall foliage (red), a good idea for a hedge, and windbreak. Leaves are fine-toothed, medium green, and hairless. Commonly found in wet woods and swamps in its natural habitat. This plant is quite adaptable and can be grown in most conditions, but prefer moist well-drained soil for optimal fruit production.
The berries are healthful for human consumption as well. Try ‘VIking’ for a larger shrub, with larger fruit. Berries are fully edible, and a good source of fiber, vitamin C, and antioxidants, also, research shows berries have immune-boosting properties and possess anticancer properties.
- Dark purple fruit, the size of a blueberry
- High nutritional content
- Edible hedge plant for wildlife and humans
- Autumn red foliage
- Clusters, umbels, of showy white flowers in spring
- Few pests
- Shiny dark green foliage
- Attractive all seasons
- Flowers are mall clusters (umbels) in spring, white