Central and Southern Europe and western Asia
Large multi-stemmed shrub or small tree, oval-rounded
Rich, well-drained soil, prefers sun to partial shade
A bird-attracting plant.
Dark green and glossy in sumer. Opposite, simple, ovate to elliptic, 2 to 4 inches long.
Flower-borne buds in axillary position, appear stalked, valvate, globose with silky appressed pubescence
Gray-brown, exfoliating scales.
Oblong drupe, bright cherry red
Softwood cuttings treated with 2000ppm Woods Rooting Compound, placed in sand and mist will root in six to eight weeks. Avoid excessive heat and water-logged media. No need for fertilizer.
'Elegantissima' - foliage.