Description from Flora of China
Shrubs to 6 m tall; bark bluish green, smooth. Branchlets pendulous, yellowish, slender, glabrous. Stipules linear, ca. 2 mm, margin serrulate, caducous; leaf blade oblanceolate, 3-5 cm × 5-7 mm, larger on shoots, uniformly colored on both surfaces, slightly tomentulose when young, when mature subglabrous, base cuneate, margin remotely serrulate, apex shortly acuminate. Flowering nearly coetaneous. Male catkin unknown. Female catkin 1-2.5 cm; peduncle ca. 1 cm, tomentose, with 2 or 3 leaflets; bracts yellowish green, long obovate, ca. 1.5 mm, abaxially glabrous, apex truncate, retuse, caducous in fruit. Female flower: ovary linear-lanceolate, sterile, glabrous or slightly pilose; stipe ca. 1 mm; style ca. 0.4 mm; stigma 2-4-lobed. Fl. May.
Cultivated. S Xinjiang [Afghanistan; SW Asia]