This section is from the book "Commercial Gardening Vol4", by John Weathers (the Editor). Also available from Amazon: Commercial Gardening, A Practical & Scientific Treatise For Market Gardeners.
A handsome Chinese deciduous shrub, 10-15 ft. high, with oddly pinnate leaves, that become yellow, bronze, and purple in autumn. The yellow flowers are borne in panicles 2-3 ft. long in summer. Increased by cuttings of half-ripened shoots under glass, and by layering.