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Commonly known as Chokeberry
Genus of 2 species of deciduous shrub, sometimes classified as Photinia, from woodland clearings, scrub and swamps in eastern North America, conveniently available in red-, black- or purple-berried forms.
The black berries contain significant amounts of anthocyanins, used in cancer research, and are ingredients in juices and teas or eaten dried.
Deciduous - suckering shrubs. Grown for their white, sometimes pink-tinged flowers in bunches to 6cm (2½in) wide, their autumn colour and red or black inedible fruits.
Additional Features - Good to know - wildlife plant. Birds.
Pests & Diseases - none
Place of origin - eastern North America
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil