|Azusa is grown as a groundcover. Leaf form is evergreen, opposite and less than 1 inch long, and tend to be dark green with light colored veins, with the undersides of the leaves turning maroon in the winter. As a ground cover it tends to stay under 6 inches in height. The flowers are not showy, are greenish-white appearing in early summer. The fruits can be quite showy, borne in fall, they are pinkish red capsules that dehisce to expose the bright orange seeds. This plant tolerates a wide range of soil conditions, and high moisture, except swampy, full sun to full shade and pH tolerant. Native to China, introduced in 1907.