|Deciduous tree or shrub, reaching 25 feet tall with rough brown or silvery gray bark. Twigs are greeny-yellow. Terminal buds are covered with silvery hairs. Leaves are smooth and dark green with paler green undersides. The white flowers are fragrant with purple stamens. Blooms in March to April, fruits August to September. A cross between M. kobus and M. liliiflora 'Nigra'.