Central to western China
Upright, multi-stemmed, often leggy at the base
Well drained soils, prefers full sun but can tolerate some shade
Shrub border because of leggy habit, fruit is outstanding
Opposite, simple, ovate-lanceolate, 3 to 6 inches long, inconsistent reddish purple fall color.
Buds are imbricate, terminal-green with red, lateral-green with red tip usually with 3 to 5 visible scales
White, flowers mid-late May, 1 to 2 inches, 5-rayed
Drupe, egg shaped, bright red
'Aurantiacum' - Orange-fruited form, often leggy.