- Deciduous shrub, mulit-stemmed, upright, spreading, to about 5-6 ft (1.5-2 m) tall with a similar or greater spread, rounded, outer branches arching. Leaves alternate, simple, elliptic, apex acute or rounded, 1-2.5 cm long and 0.6-1.5 cm wide, glossy dark green above, lighter below, 3-4 vein pairs, petiole about 2 mm long; leaves orange-red in fall. Flowers pink, in small clusters. Fruit egg-shaped, bright red, about 1 cm long; contain 1-3 nutlets.
- Sun to part shade. Used as an informal hedge or screen planting.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 4 Native to central and western China.
- divaricatus: spreading, growing in a straggling manner.
- Silverton, Oregon: The Oregon Garden