Category: Tree - Deciduous
Zones: 3 to 8(9)
Size: To 40' tall and 30' wide
Growth Rate: Fast
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade
Alternate, bi-pinnately compound leaves. White flowers in summer followed by purple fruit. Large spines on the stems. Prefers moist, well-drained soil. McIndoe says will grow in clay soil.
'Aureovariegata' - To 15' tall and 10' wide, grey-green leaves with yellow-gold margins
Native to Russia, Korea, China, Japan, Kurile Is.
Published in J. Bot. 6: 134 in 1868.
Introduced from Japan around 1830.
RHS Award of Garden Merit in 2002 and Award of Merit in 1959.