It is a deciduous shrub, that is most notable for producing purple drupes (its "berries") in the fall. The flowers can range from pink to white. This species is native to China, Japan, Korea, Ryukyu Islands, and Taiwan. It considered to be a common species in Japan.
It is cultivated as an ornamental tree, and it is very popular in gardens and parks. The fruits are not edible for humans, but provide food for birds and deer. The leaves can be used to make herbal tea.
- English Names for Korean Native Plants (PDF). Pocheon: Korea National Arboretum. 2015. p. 383. ISBN 978-89-97450-98-5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2017 – via Korea Forest Service.
- Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
- Ohwi, Jisaburo (1965). Flora of Japan. Smithsonian Institution. p. 764.
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