Native to China and Northern India. An evergreen, arching shrub ideal for hedging. Leaves are dark green above, whitish-green beneath, simple, alternate, elliptic-ovate to oblong-ovate, 1" to 1 1/2" long, 1/4" to 3/4" wide. Foliage turns a dark purple-red in winter. White flowers mid to late summer, followed by red berries which persist throughout the winter. Fast growth rate.