This multi branching shrub can become a bit of a monster if left unpruned reaching a height and spread of 7 meters but do not worry it can be kept in check with an annual prune. Late winter to early spring is the best pruning time and will reward you with a huge flush of juvenile purple red leaves. These age to green for the summer before taking on varied autumn colours of peach, yellow and scarlet.
Numerous tiny flowers are produced in large inflorescences. Most of the flowers abort, not going to seed and in doing so form elongated, yellow pink to pinkish purple, feathery plumes that look a bit like clouds of smoke. The flowers that do fertilise produce small drupaceous fruit. Found over a large area from southern Europe, east across central Asia and the Himalayas to northern China it is tolerant of many different soil conditions and will be happy in full sun to part shade.
Sent as a young plant in a 9cm pot. Dormant in winter. May be cut back for shipping.
Additional photos By Alexander Dunkel - Botanical Garden Dresden (Germany), CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1226136, By Kalmte5 - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=40244623, By Liam Kaplan - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15415561,By Liam Kaplan - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15415562