Description from Flora of China
Shrubs deciduous, 1–3 m tall. Branchlets reddish brown, blackish blown when old, slender, glabrous, with scattered oblong or elliptic yellow lenticels; buds ovoid, 3–4 mm, apex acute. Petiole 1–2 mm, glabrous; leaf blade ovate, elliptic, or elliptic-ovate to rhombic-ovate, 4–8 × 1–3.5 cm, veins 6–9 pairs, somewhat raised abaxially, both surfaces glabrous or slightly puberulous when young, base cuneate to subrounded, margin sharply serrate, apex acuminate or caudate. Inflorescences umbellate or simple corymbose, terminating lateral branchlets, several to slightly more than 10-flowered, nearly without peduncle; bracts caducous, subulate. Pedicel 1–2.5(–3.2) cm, slender, glabrous or sparsely villous; lenticellate. Flowers 0.5–1.5 cm in diam. Hypanthium cupular, 2–3 mm in diam., abaxially glabrous or sparsely villous. Sepals ovate, 1–1.5 mm, apex acute. Petals white, orbicular, 4–5 mm in diam., adaxially sparsely villous basally, base very shortly clawed, apex obtuse. Stamens 20, shorter than petals. Ovary densely villous apically; styles 2 or 3, connate nearly to middle. Fruit orangish red or purple, ellipsoid or ovoid, 9–12 × 5–7 mm, glabrous; sepals erect; seeds ovoid; fruiting pedicels 1–2.5 cm, with dense lenticels. Fl. Apr–May, fr. Jul–Aug.
Hills, mountain valleys, rocky slopes, fields, forests, thickets; 300--2500 m. Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Zhejiang.