A pretty Leguminous shrub, 2-3 ft. high, with slender arching shoots, pinnate grey-green leaves, and erect racemes of rose-purple flowers from July to September. Grows in any good garden soil, and quite hardy in the milder parts of the kingdom. Raised from seeds and cuttings. J. decora, from China and Japan, is an evergreen, 1-3 ft. high, having a reddish-purple and a white-flowered form.