Shrub Indentification

(Question)

I am hoping that you can identify this shrub and its attributes (I.e. Height, spread, hardiness, etc.) Thank you in advance for your help.

 

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(Answer)

Recognizing this shrub from the photo is rather difficult. It could be a chokeberry bush (Aronia melanocarpa).  The fruit of this plant hang in clusters, the berries are about 1/4ins wide and are purplish black in colour. Leaves on this shrub turn red in the Fall. For  further verification check the following sites:

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=j420

https://www.hort.net/profile/ros/arome/

http://umaine.edu/agriculture/home/aronia/

Conducting an image search in Google using the terms “shrubs purple black berries” and then perusing the photos may help identify your plant if you do not believe it is a chokeberry.

Hope this helps.