|Small to medium sized deciduous tree, 20 to 40 feet tall, 15 to 25 feet wide. Growth habit is upright and spreading, in youth the thick stems must be pruned to induce a mature dense crown. Yellow flowers are on large, upright panicles, one to two feet tall, 8 to 16 inches wide; a dramatic late summer flowering tree. Fruits are three-valved pink capsules, very ornamental in their own right, can be dried for arrangements. Adaptable to various conditions. Native to China.