As an ornamental shrub black chokeberry is a great selection for a number of sites. It prefers moist and acidic soils but can tolerate a wide range of locations and soil types. Starting in spring clusters of showy white flowers open, and becoming hanging black berries by summer. In Autumn its vibrant green leaves change to brilliant red to purple. It is visually stunning, so be sure to put it in a place where it can show off. Many people know this plant for its medicinal purposes, as it has numerous. It is a valued wildlife plant.