Description from Flora of China
Padus napaulensis (Seringe) C. K. Schneider var. sericea (Batalin) C. K. Schneider; Prunus dunniana H. Léveillé; P. napaulensis (Seringe) Steudel var. sericea Batalin; P. rufomicans Koehne; P. sericea (Batalin) Koehne; P. sericea var. batalinii (Batalin) Koehne; P. sericea var. brevifolia Koehne; P. wilsonii (C. K. Schneider) Koehne; P. wilsonii var. leiobotrys Koehne.
Trees 10–30 m tall. Branches purplish brown to blackish brown, robust, pubescent to subglabrous, with conspicuous pale lenticels; branchlets reddish brown, pubescent. Winter buds ovoid, glabrous or pubescent at scale margins. Stipules linear, margin hairy when young, apex long acuminate. Petiole 7–8 mm, glabrous or pubescent, apex with 2 nectaries; leaf blade elliptic, oblong, or oblong-obovate, 6–14(–17) × 3–6 cm, abaxially pale green, densely white silky pubescent when young, and later brownish silky pubescent but conspicuously more so on midvein and veins, adaxially dark green to purplish green, base rounded, cuneate, or broadly cuneate, margin rounded to sometimes acutely serrate, apex shortly acuminate to shortly caudate. Racemes 7–14 cm, many-flowered, basally with 3–5 leaves; peduncle thickened in age, brown silky pubescent. Flowers 6–8 mm in diam. Pedicel 5–8 mm, to 1 cm in fruit, thickened and densely covered with pale lenticels with age, brown silky pubescent. Hypanthium campanulate to cup-shaped, outside silky pubescent. Sepals triangular-ovate, soon caducous, outside silky pubescent, inside sparsely pubescent but margin densely so, margin serrulate, apex acute. Petals white, obovate-oblong, base cuneate and shortly clawed, margin apically erose. Stamens ca. 20. Ovary glabrous. Style slightly longer than stamens; stigma disc-shaped. Drupe reddish brown at first, becoming blackish purple, globose to ovoid, 8–10 mm in diam., glabrous. Fl. Apr–May, fr. Jun–Oct.
Slopes, valleys; 900--2500 m. Anhui, Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan, Zhejiang.