Chinese prickly ash is a deciduous shrub or small tree native to eastern China and Taiwan. Glossy, rich green compound leaves along spine covered twigs provide the perfect foil for summer's pale pink blossoms. Autumn's cool weather brings on a fine display of copious, reddish pea-sized fruit that split along a central suture to reveal a blackish seed. As plants mature, larger caliper stems develop numerous wart-like knobs adding a most unique feature to the winter landscape. Certainly a rare plant in cultivated settings yet attractive throughout the year, adaptable to infertile soil and worthy of much wider landscape consideration.