a deciduous shrub or tree found on edges of spinneys or woods, with
gray-brown barks, grows to 5-10m in height. Leaves are alternate,
with oblong blades of 4-9cm long and 2.5-4cm wide, tips sharply
pointed, bases round or obtuse, and margins shallowly serrated.
Fresh young leaves, whose backsides have thick pubescent hairs,
vanish later except for some on midribs. White 5-petaled flowers
bloom together on branch tips, approximately 10 in number. Bloom