Purple chokeberry

Prepared by Jennifer L. D’Appollonio, Assistant Scientist, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. March 2013.

Scientific name: Aronia prunifolia (Marshall) Rehder; also Photinia floribunda (Lindl.) Robertson & Phipps

Common name(s): purple chokeberry

Links: USDA PLANTS Profile , NPIN Profile

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– may be confused with black chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa), red chokeberry (Aronia arbutifolia)