An evergreen tree or shrub grown in gardens and naturalised on cliffs in S. Devon and in woods on Tresco (Isles of Scilly). It reproduces by seed and vegetatively by suckers. Lowland.
A. melanoxylon was introduced into cultivation in Britain in 1808, and is popular in gardens in coastal areas with a mild climate. It was recorded from the wild in 1959 (S. Devon).
Native of Australia.
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.