Shrub with erect, up to 3 m long, bright red, switchgrass, sometimes leaning to the ground shoots and oppositely arranged leaves. Elliptical or egg-shaped, with pointed tip on top of the leaves wrinkled, dark-green, blue-gray bottom, both sides covered with hairs. Blooms almost all summer. Yellowish-white flowers clustered in corymbose, slightly convex inflorescence 3-5 cm in diameter. In August, the fruits begin to ripen — white with a bluish tint globose drupe. Purple-red fall foliage and fruit on white background gives her bush Derain elegant look.
Found in forests but rivers and streams in the north-east of the European part of Russia, Siberia and the Far East. Outside of Russia is growing in Mongolia, North Korea, China and Yaponii.Dekorativny shrub that deserves wider distribution in gardening. There are garden forms with serebristookaymleniymi and leaf spot, coral and purple-black stems. Drought-resistant, used in field-protective afforestation, the afforestation of gullies, securing the shores of rivers and reservoirs.