Black chokeberry leaves emerge in a medium green color and measure 1 -3". In early spring, the shrub has a showy display of white flowers in clusters referred to as corymbs. As the season advances, the leaves change to a deep and glossy green, which makes the shrub brighten as well as increase its appeal during the summer's dog days. From mid to the end of summer, the berries start developing and within a span of two weeks, the branches are overwhelmed with the fruit clusters. This makes the shrub acquire a purplish black appearance and the 1/3 – ½ inch berries continue developing until the month of January. At this time, they are usually unappetizing to birds.
Uses in Landscaping
Black chokeberry bush can be a great addition to your Landscape gardens with careful attention. The shrub can be grown in the garden in order to attract bees and birds to it. It can also be grown in the garden to act as a windbreaker.