Small tree up to 10-12 m in height. The crown is round.
Young shoots are pubescent in youth, but quickly become smooth and bare.
The bark is very decorative, orange-yellow with lighter longitudinal stripes.
Leaves are compound, trifoliate. Leaflets 6-10 cm long, elliptical, finely pointed, with a wedge-shaped or rounded base, entire or less often finely toothed, pubescent on both sides along the veins, dull green, on short petioles.In autumn, the leaves turn a rich crimson color.
The petioles of a compound leaf are 5-10 cm long, pink.
Flowers are small, greenish, sessile, collected in thin drooping spike-shaped racemes, often with a small leaf at the base. Lionfish 2-2.5 cm long, diverging at an acute or less often almost right angle, in drooping long racemes 15 to 20 cm long on a very long stalk.
Blooms in early May. Hardy to minus 23 ° C. In culture since 1903.Widespread in Europe and America, little known in Russia.
Interesting for single plantings in gardens and parks.
Landing. Seeds are sown either in autumn or stratified in sand or peat for 4-5 months. at 0 - 7 ° C.
The depth of planting seeds into the soil is 4-5 cm.