Chokeberry Shrubs

Chokeberry
Chokeberry

Black chokeberry shrubs are native to Eastern North America. The plants are found wild, and are commercially cultivated for juice, jelly, and wine production. Chokeberry used to be a popular plant for a windbreak and can sometimes be found in abundance around old home sites. It is found in the wild most often in moist woods, thickets, and clearings. Chokeberry blooms from May to June and has a 5 petal flower with pink anthers. The leaves turn red and the flowers form a dark, pea sized fruit. This shrub is primarily pollinated by small wild bees, and is attractive to honeybees.