Tree to 15 m, with broadly rounded crown; lfls numerous, ovate or lance-ovate, 3-7 cm, serrate, acuminate; fls lilac, in axillary panicles, the slender, spreading pet 1 cm; fr yellow, 1.5 cm thick, persistent; 2n=28. Native of Asia, escaped from cult. in se. U.S., as far n. as se. Va.
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.