Aronia melanocarpa - Black Chokeberry
This deciduous shrub is native to swamps and bogs but can also tolerate sometimes dry areas. When in bloom, this shrub produces white-petaled flowers in clusters that contrasts nicely against its dark green leaves. Also produces black autumn berries.
"The common name of chokeberry is in reference to the tart and bitter taste of the fruits which are edible but so astringent as to cause choking in most of those who try. Fruits are sometimes used to make tasty jams and jellies." - Missouri Botanical Garden
Height: 3-6 ft.
Sun: Full sun to Part Shade
Bloom color: White
Bloom time: May