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Genus of nine species of deciduous and evergreen woodland trees and shrubs from the Himalayas to eastern and southeastern Asia. They are cultivated for their attractive foliage, flowers and dense clusters of fruit. The bright red seed capsules open to reveal shiny black buckshot-like seeds. An exotic species of which the late flowers attract bees and the berries birds.
Deciduous - or evergreen trees and shrubs
Additional Features - Good to know - - produces large clusters of small flowers in late summer-early autumn when other trees have long ceased flowering
Pests & Diseases - none.
Place of origin - Himalayas, eastern and southeastern Asia.
Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -