Thriving Native of Plants of Maryland
LGS Notes: Black chokeberry is a great source of food for birds. It can be used for erosion control, woodland gardens, and rain gardens. The foliage turns an attractive red/orange in the fall, and its berries often persist through early winter when the birds prefer them because they are less astringent. According to the USDA plant database the fruit are eaten by ruffed grouse, sharp tailed grouse and prairie chickens. I like planting chokeberry as an upper height plant with some lower plants around its base. Some examples of plant combinations are threadleaf bluestar, Blue eyed grass, spiderwort and Iron Butterfly ironweed.
Common Name: black chokeberry
Tolerate: Wet Soil
Information from Missouri Botanical