Central and Western China
Small tree, could be 30 to 50 feet tall.
Rare specimen tree with striped bark.
Opposite, simple, 3 to 6 inches long 1.5 to 2.5 inches wide, ovate to ovate- oblong shape, subcordate or rounded base. Yellow to red fall color.
Buds are valvate.
Younger branches have green or purplish red to striped white color.
Small, yellow borne on pendulous racemes.
Glabrous, spread horizontally.
'Ernest Wilson' - green bark with white stripes, generally unlobed, lustrous green leaves.
'George Forrest' - three-lobed leaves, stems are red with white stripes.