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Photinia melanocarpa

Black Chokeberry

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Description:

Shrub with smooth leaf surfaces. Found in forested wetlands and shrub bogs. White to pink flowers on smooth stalks develop into 1/4 inch black fruits. 5 to 10 feet high. Can grow in wet or dry areas. Prefers partial shade. Flood tolerant.

Plant Overview:

Plant Family:Rosaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Shrubs/Subshrub
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Birds
Bloom Time:Late April to late May
Fruit Timing:Early July to October, persisting
Global and State Rank:G5, S5
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Clay, Loam, Sandy
Soil Moisture:Moist
Soil pH:Acidic, Slightly Acidic
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Partial shade
Light Range:Partial Shade
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Moist

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