EDIBLE Fruit - Shrub
This small shrub, with a spread of 5 to 6 feet, has large, shiny dark-green leaves that turn purple to orange and red in the fall. Flowers are white, with 5 petals, about 1/2 inch across. The purplish/black fruit is about 1/4 inch across and is edible and is best used to make jams or jellies. The juice is very high in Vitamin C and various antioxidants. Does best in full sun or partial shade. Will grow on a wide variety of soils from wet to very dry. Height at maturity is 10 ft.
This species can be commonly used for erosion control and wetlands restoration. Wildlife benefits are food and cover. Get more information about Black Chokeberry
*Information provided by the Missouri Department of Conservation.