The very soft hairy velvety leaves and stems distinguish from other species. During June and July the terminal clusters of red flowers resemble raspberries, these are then followed by small blue-black berries.
Native of China: prov. Sichuan and Shensi.
An interesting though rarely encountered evergreen climber with golden velvety-hairy leaves and flowers. Well suited for scrambling over arbors and pergolas and very useful for covering an old tree-stump or low parapet-wall. Needs good fertile soil, good moisture content, sun or semi- shade, out of strong wind. The roots must not be waterlogged in winter.