Shrubs, suckering, 3–15 dm, not thorny. Twigs with axillary end buds, densely hairy. Leaves deciduous; petiole 3–8 mm, densely hairy, usually eglandular, sometimes glandular distally, glands 1–3, ?discoid?; blade usually ovate or elliptic, rarely obovate, 2–5(–7) × 1–2.5(–3.6) cm, base obtuse to cuneate, margins ?finely?, singly or doubly serrulate, teeth sharp, usually eglandular, sometimes glandular, ?glands blackish, spheric?, apex acute to obtuse, abaxial surface densely hairy, adaxial sparsely hairy. Inflorescences 2–4(–6)-flowered, umbellate fascicles. Pedicels 4–15 mm, hairy. Flowers blooming before or at leaf emergence; hypanthium campanulate, 2–3 mm, hairy externally; sepals erect to spreading, ovate-oblong, 1.5–2.5 mm, margins usually entire, sometimes glandular-toothed or eglandular, ?sometimes ciliate?, surfaces hairy; petals white, oblong to obovate, 4–7 mm; ovaries glabrous. Drupes yellow, orange, or red, ?slightly glaucous?, globose to ellipsoid, 9–18 mm, glabrous; mesocarps fleshy; stones subglobose to ellipsoid, ± flattened.