For a sunny to partially shady site with wet or dry soil, one of the best of the shrubs is black chokeberry ( Aronia melanocarpa). A Minnesota native, black chokeberry grows 4 to 6 feet tall and offers year-long good looks. In spring, it puts out clusters of pretty white flowers, which will later turn to a dark blue berries. The berries persist on the plant a long time. In fall, the leaves turn a red purple that is stunning.