|This is an upright, dense, bushy, deciduous, sometimes semi-evergreen shrub most often used for shrub borders and hedging. Leaves have dark green centers and are edged with yellow. Young leaves in full sun have vivid yellow variegation, then age to green. Creamy white, fragrant flowers are held in pyramidal panicles, 5 to 8 inches long, followed by small, round, dull black fruit. Grows 15 to 18 feet tall.