(Aronia melanocarpa) Mature height: 8'
Host plant for 5 species of Lepidoptera, this shrub produces clusters of white flowers in spring followed by glossy black edible fruit. Chokeberries are prized by grouse, other wildlife, and humans. Leaves turn brilliant red and orange in fall. Prefers full sun with moist, well-drained soil and moderately tolerates light shade. Tolerates soil compaction, salt, and drought.