From North America, this is a fantastic large shrub/ small tree. The attractive dark-green leaves are divided into three, and have a deliciously aromatic. Flat heads of small greenish-white flowers are born in summer, and these are followed by small round green fruit which have curious 'wings'. Growth is upright, and tends to be from the ends of the branches, so the bottom half of the shrub is often clear of foliage, giving a good view of the smooth chestnut-brown bark. Great for underplanting, or else the perfect spot for a bench! Eventual height: 5m (15ft).