The Berries Gallery:
Berries portraits of
Arona melanocarpa 'Autumn Magic'
'Autumn Magic' is probably
the best of all Chokeberry cultivars.
White spring flowers are followed by green
berries in summer, as seen in this June (2004) portrait.
The fruit is still green
in this July (2002) photo.
The green berries turn purply red then
deep black before summer's end. This third photo,
from early in August (2003), shows the fruit in both colors.
The fruit is entirely black by August's end.
These will remain on the bush through autumn,
as the leaves become increasingly colorful.
In September the leaves are still shiny green &
berries still a shiny black, & a 'David' Phlox
is poking its clump of flowers in among the branches.
Toward October's end (2003), the leaves begin to take on
the splendid autumn colorations typical of the species
& particularly of the cultivar 'Autumn Magic.'
Pink leaves, green leaves, & black berries
October of the following year (2004) the leaves
were getting colorful much earlier in the month,
& the fruits were especially large & showy.
By November, all the leaves have fallen,
but the shiny berries are bright as ever.
The berries will still be present in winter,
turning to raisens if birds don't get them.
For more about this shrub, see the
Arona melanocarpa 'Autumn Magic' main page
& see the
Chokeberry page in the Autumn Leaves gallery
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