Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Broadleaf deciduous shrub, upright, to 10 ft or more (3+ m) high; young branches downy with small orange lenticels. Leaves simple, opposite, rounded to obovate, about 12 × 12 cm, base rounded or somewhat cordate, tip short-acuminate, margin coarsely dentate (toothed), 5-8 pairs of veins, dark green, pubescent above and below; fall color ranges from brownish red, bronze, to burgundy, variable. Flowers white, abundant, in flat clusters, 12 cm wide. Fruit rounded-ovoid, 8 mm long, bright red.
- Sun or partial shade, adapts to many soil types.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 5 Native to Japan and China. Several selections available, including 'Erie' and Cardinal Candy™.
- Caution: this species is considered invasive in some east coast states.
- dilatatum: spread out, expanded.