Dwarf Black Chokeberry
Shrub - Clonal
Long-lived polycarpic perennial
The ripe berries were dried and mixed with animal fat and meat to form a protein rich snack called pemmican. The very tart berries were also made into a tea for treating those suffering from colds.
Source of plant
Black chokeberry is an open, upright, spreading, somewhat rounded but leggy, suckering, deciduous shrub that typically grows 3-6’ tall and is noted for its clusters of 5-petaled white spring (May) flowers, glossy obovate dark green leaves (to 3” long), black autumn berries and purple/red fall color. ‘Morton’ is a somewhat more compact cultivar that typically grows to 2-3’ tall and to 4-5’ wide. Plants feature the same flowers, foliage, fruits and fall color as the species.
USDA Hardiness Zone
growth habit, medicinal/pharmaceutical