Category: Tree - Deciduous
Zones: 5 to 8
Size: 10 to 20' tall and wide
Growth Rate: Slow
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade
Blooms in May. White flowers after the leaves flush. Strawberry-like fruits in late summer. Leaves to 4" long, opposite, dark green with red to purple autumn color. Vase-shaped in youth but with a more rounded shape and horizontal branching when mature. Well-drained soil.
var. chinensis 'Milky Way' - numerous flowers and a more shrubby form.
Published in Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugduno-Batavi 2: 159.
Native to China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan.
Introduced to the UK in 1875. RHS First Class Certificate in 1892, Award of Merit in 1958.