The black chokeberry is a deciduous shrub with a mounded shape. It features white flowers that come in clusters called corymbs. The flowers yield to black fruits (berries) by fall. Black chokeberry has dark green leaves that are 1 to 3 inches long and lanceolate or elliptical in shape. But it is most valued for its red fall foliage. It is also valued by gardeners in North America for its native status.