Clusters of pinkish white flowers provide nectar for pollinators. Dense bunches of glossy red fruit ripen in summer and persist through the winter, providing food for birds.
Lustrous foliage with superior red fall color
Makes excellent hedging and cover for wildlife
Showy fruit provides late season berries for birds
Provides nectar in spring for early butterflies
Tolerant of a wide range of conditions
Found in swamps and bogs, also drier thickets; Newfoundland to Florida along the coast, from New England west and south to Ohio and Kentucky down to Texas.
Map Credit: The Biota of North America Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Chokeberries aren't palatable to birds until they have been frosted multiple times, so the berries persist well into the season for you to enjoy.
Easy to grow in well-drained soils with average moisture in full sun or part shade. Wide range of soil tolerance including boggy or dry soils. Best fruit production usually occurs in full sun. Remove root suckers if you don't want plants to spread into colonies.