Photinia pyrifolia

red chokeberry


wildlife plant   wildlife plant

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Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 6-12 ft    Width: to 4 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color      red
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Showy flowers, showy fruits, fall color, interesting bark


Recommended Uses: Beautiful early spring-blooming shrub. Grow at edge of wooded areas or as a specimen.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Native nurseries, Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: Acidic


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Flowers attract bees and butterflies. Various birds eat the berries including titmice, nuthatches, warblers, chickadees, cardinals, grosbeaks, and orioles.
Native Habitats: Wet sites. Cutthroat seep, seep slopes.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:


Berries are edible, but do not taste good, hence the chokeberry name.

Other Comments:

Often grows with ink berry and palmettos.