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Also known as Photinia pyrifolia
|Size:||6-8(10) ft tall by to 3-5 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Interesting bark, Fall color, Showy flowers, Showy fruits|
|Recommended Uses:||Beautiful early spring-blooming shrub. Grow at edge of wooded areas or as a specimen.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, Seed|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
|Soil or other substrate:||Clay, Loam, Organic material (muck), Sand|
Various birds eat the berries including titmice, nuthatches, warblers, chickadees, cardinals, grosbeaks, and orioles.
Flowers attract bees and butterflies. Pollinated by bees.
|Native Habitats:||Wet sites. Seep slopes, wet flatwoods, edges of swamps.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|Ethnobotany:||Berries are theoretically edible, but do not taste good, hence the chokeberry name.|
|General Comments:||Often grows with ink berry and palmettos.|