A bushy deciduous shrub with dark green serrated leaves turning chartreuse in autumn. Planted at the back of the border they'll quietly perform as a handsome backdrop to other more showy plants in the summer months. But in late autumn and winter, Issai will carry the show on as other plants begin to fade. The berries are unforgettable. Clusters of deep lilac, almost metallic-looking fruits clothe the arching bare branches. The birds will eat them but only as a last resort so they usually adorn the tree from autumn through to early spring.
Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun/part shade.