Description from Flora of China
Shrubs dioecious, 2-3 m tall, most parts pubescent and stalked glandular. Branchlets pubescent and glandular hairy; nodal spines 2, rigid, sometimes absent; internodes unarmed or with sparse, slender spines. Buds grayish yellow, oblong, small, apex acute; scales puberulent at margin. Petiole 0.8-2 cm, pubescent and glandular hairy; leaf blade broadly ovate, rarely suborbicular, 1.5-3 cm, base subtruncate to shallowly cordate, sometimes cuneate; lobes 3-5, margin coarsely obtusely dentate and glandular hairy, apex obtuse; terminal lobe rhombic to rhombic-ovate, longer than lateral ones. Male racemes erect, lax, 3-7 cm, 8-20(-25)-flowered, female ones 2-3 cm, 2-6-flowered; bracts lanceolate to oblong, equaling or longer than pedicels. Calyx yellowish green, sometimes not stalked glandular; tube shallowly cupular to saucer-shaped, 2-3 × 3-4.5 mm; lobes spreading at anthesis, reflexed in fruit, obovate-elliptic to ligulate, 3-4 mm. Petals obovate to subligulate, 1-1.5 mm. Stamens subequaling petals. Ovary sometimes not stalked glandular. Style slightly longer than stamens, apex 2-lobed. Fruit red, globose, 0.6-0.8 cm, pubescent, later glabrescent, stalked glandular or not. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Jun-Sep.
* Forests on seashores, thickets on slopes, ravines, ditch banks, roadsides; sea level to medium altitudes. E Gansu, Liaoning, Shaanxi, SW Shanxi.