Bot. Not. 119: 456. 1966.
Shrubs, 1–1.5 (–2) m. Stems erect, spreading, arching, slender, weak; branches distichous, divaricate, light-brown, initially tomentose-pilose. Leaves deciduous; petiole 3–5 mm, densely pilose; blade elliptic to narrowly ovate, (24–) 30–50 (–68) x 12–25 (–32) mm, chartaceous, base cuneate or obtuse, margins flat, not revolute, veins 3–5, slightly sunken, apex acute or obtuse, abaxial surfaces pale, reticulate, pilose, adaxial yellowish green, dull, not glaucous, flat between lateral-veins, pilose; fall leaves intensely yellow. Inflorescences on fertile shoots 20–45 mm with 4 leaves, 8–18-flowered, lax. Pedicels slender, 5–10 mm, pilose. Flowers spreading, 4–5.5 mm, open; hypanthium cupulate, villose-pilose; sepals: margins villous, apex obtuse, surfaces villous; petals erect, pink, base pink to dark-pink or red-tinged; stamens 19–23, filaments white or pale-pink, anthers white; styles 2 (or 3). Pomes pendent, bright-orange-red, broadly ellipsoid, broadly obovoid, or globose, rarely depressed-globose, (4–) 6–9.3 (–11) x 6–9.7 mm, slightly shiny, not glaucous, sparsely villous; sepals flat, villous; forming star over slightly open navel; style remnants 3/4 from base. Pyrenes 2 (or 3).
Phenology: Flowering May–Jul; fruiting Sep–Nov.
Elevation: 0–100 m
Introduced; Wash., Asia (China)