Leaves are opposite, 2-4 pairs in a long shoot, obovate-oblong, short-acuminate at the apex, rounded to broadly cuneate, sometimes subcordate at the base, sharply dentate, stellate-hairy on both sides.
Flowers in April to May, in terminal many-flowered corymbose cymes 3-8 cm across on short 2-leaved shoots.
Drupes ripening scarlet in autumn.
This is a common shrub on sunny hills in the warm-temperate zone of Japan.
Drupes are edible and the wood is strong.
Distribution ; Honshu (Fukushima to south), Shikoku, Kyushu, Korea
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