Distribution: Scattered localities in Washington; widely distributed east of the Mississippi River in the U.S.
Habitat: Introduced from eastern Asia as ornamental shrub, occasionally escaping in disturbed areas and waste ground.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Deciduous shrub 4-6 m. tall, spreading and often wider than tall, the shoots and leaves with brown and silvery scales.
Leaves alternate, lanceolate to oval, 5-10 cm. long.
Flowers 6-8 mm. long, on pedicles in the leaf axils; calyx tube much longer than it 4 lobes, pale rose within and silvery-scaly outside; petals none; stamens 4; ovary 1-celled.
Drupe globose, 6-8 mm. in diameter, silvery, becoming red.