Korea, Japan under deciduous forest trees.
Low sprawling shrub.
Some sun to shade, in moist well drained soils.
Potentially a good shrub for shady sites in the garden. Could be used in drifts in wooded areas.
Alternate, oval to elliptic, entire, glaucous 2 to 5 inches long by .75 to 2 inches wide.
Buds are greenish red.
Small and inconspicuous.
Bluish black drupe.