Chokeberry

This genus is comprised primarily of deciduous shrubs that are native to the eastern part of North America. It has 2 or 3 species depending on the taxonomist and one of the species was introduced to Europe and has become naturalized as an exotic.

Aronia is from the Greek for "whitebeam" which refers to a species of Sorbus (mountain ash) whose fruit resembles those of the chokeberry.


Aronia arbutifolia Red Chokeberry
A. melanocarpa Black Chokeberry
A. prunifolia  
   
   
   

 

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