Grows in warm winter climates as a vase-shaped, deciduous shrub (to 10-15′ tall) or trained as a single trunk tree to 20′ tall. Features aromatic, compound, palmate, grayish-green leaves with 5-7 lance-shaped leaflets (each leaflet to 6″ long) and tiny, fragrant, lavender to pale violet flowers appearing in loose panicles (to 12″ long) in mid to late summer. Flowers attract hummingbirds.