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Photinia floribunda (Purple chokeberry)
Vick, Albert F. W.

Aronia ×prunifolia

Aronia ×prunifolia (Marshall) Rehder

Purple Chokeberry, Red Chokeberry

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Synonym(s): Aronia arbutifolia var. atropurpurea, Aronia atropurpurea, Aronia floribunda, Photinia floribunda, Pyrus arbutifolia var. atropurpurea, Pyrus floribunda, Sorbus arbutifolia var. atropurpurea

USDA Symbol: ARPR2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N), SPM (N)

Natural hybrid of A. arbutifolia and A. melanocarpa.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Fruit Type: Pome
Size Notes: Up to about 9 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


USA: AL , CT , DC , DE , GA , IL , IN , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV

Mr. Smarty Plants says

Plant identfication
October 21, 2009
Hi...Can you please identfy the tall, evergreen shrub with purple plum-colored foliage that I have noticed in winter locally?...Hope so, need he color! THX
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Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Photinia floribunda in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Photinia floribunda in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Photinia floribunda


Record Modified: 2023-01-05
Research By: TWC Staff

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