An evergreen shrub found as a naturalised garden escape on acidic, boggy ground. Reproduction is by seed. Lowland.
V. macrocarpon was being cultivated in British gardens by 1760. It was recorded from the wild in 1859 (Mold, Flints.), and was known to be well naturalised on Arran (Clyde Is.) in 1974.
Native of eastern N. America; widely grown as a crop throughout temperate N. America.
PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.