Photinia pyrifolia = aronia pyrifolia
red chokeberry

Photinia pyrifolia
Photinia pyrifolia
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Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Photinia pyrifolia
Common name: red chokeberry
Group: dicot
Family: Rosaceae
Growth type: shrub
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: 3-12'
Foliage: egg or elliptical, short point, finely toothed
Flower: 5 roundish petals, flower stalks wooly; white to pinkish, dark glands on margin
Flowering time: bloom late April to late May; fruit early September to October
Habitat: wet soils of bogs, swamps woods, occ. on drier ground
Range in New Jersey: statewide
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a
Misc. The bright red fruits persist through the winter. The fruit attracts birds.