It has been growing at the side of my parents driveway for at least 50 years. It appears dead in the winter. Come spring it gets lots of tiny buds. These buds get very long and the branch will appear to look like a feather. The buds are green attached to the branch and turn a beautiful fushia color. It is approximately 8-10 ft tall. I have never seen this plant/tree what ever it is anywhere else. This is in south mid Michigan.