A deciduous shrub with distinct three-veined leaves retained into early winter. Unusual peeling bark. Small, fragrant white flowers are followed by showy bright red calyx in fall. Best in shrub borders and foundation planting against a dark background.
This is a perfect large shrub for background planting with a seasonal color display. Use along foundation walls or fence lines. Makes a good windbreak hedge or component for shelterbelts. Add to the back of a mixed shrub border to screen off adjacent land uses.