With its deep reds and purples in the fall, Purple Chokeberry has one of the finest fall color shows put on by our locally native shrubs. It makes a fine addition to yards that tend to be damp for periods. We recommend that you plant it in sunnier spots of ... your yard and space it a touch wide so that it doesn’t get leggy, which it tends to do when shaded. At one point it was considered, and still is in some books, as a cross between Aronia melanocarpa and Aronia arbutifolia. It is our opinion that it is its own species due to the certain morphological cues and that it occurs in areas that the other species do not occur. One of a very fine group of shrubs for birds, butterflies and beauty.