Another interesting feature is its winged bark which is a very striking focal point in winter. The funnel-shaped plant is very neat in appearance and makes a very striking specimen shrub. It is best grown in full sun to keep its shape and increased autumn colour.
Flowers: Small green-yellow flowers in spring with four petals.
Fruit: Tiny bright red seeds
Bark: Conspicuous corky ridges or ‘wings’
Leaves: Deciduous, small, ovate leaflets, light grey-green in colour
Autumn colour: Bright scarlet.
Ultimate height: 2m
Uses: A shrub with unusual bark and bright red autumn colour