Stachyurus praecox, Sieb. & Zucc. Shrub, to 12 ft.: young branchlets reddish brown or chestnut-brown and lustrous: lvs. elliptic-ovate to ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, rounded at the base, serrate with somewhat spreading teeth, glabrous and lustrous beneath or slightly pubescent on the veins, 3-6 in. long: racemes 2-3 in. long: fls. campanulate, 1/3 in. long; style shorter than petals: fr. globose, 1/3 in. across, greenish yellow with reddish cheek. March; fr. in Sept., Oct. Japan.
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