Gallery of Autumn Leaves
November portrait of
Arona melanocarpa 'Autumn Magic'
The dark green leaves of
'Autumn Magic' chokeberry
turn a brilliant red for October & November,
then the leaves tumble & become a natural topcoating mulch,
retaining shiny black berries on the branches for much of winter.
This first photo is from November (2003).
Here's one of its branches in October (2004),
weighted over with fruit. The berries are edible,
but not particularly tasty unless cooked, sieved,
& sweetened. So we leave them for their
ornamental value in the garden, & occasionally
for the birds, though they are not the birds' first choice.
Read more about this wondrous shrub on the
Chokeberry main page
& see also the
Chokeberry page in the pomes & berries gallery
Continue to the Next Page of the Autumn Leaves Gallery.
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