From Japan, China. To 30–60 ft. tall, 20–30 ft. wide, with densely branched upright habit. New leaves are rusty and hairy, turning smooth and bright green as they mature. Oldest leaves eventually drop (this is an evergreen), turning red before they fall. Blooms come in summer, producing tiny, scented white flowers in 1 1/2–3-in.-long clusters; these are followed by blue-black fruits that look like small olives.
This is an attractive street or lawn tree. Grow it in rich, well-drained soil. Needs little pruning.
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
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