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Black Chokeberry
Photinia melanocarpa (Aronia melanocarpa, 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

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

Last updated November 13, 2005. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.