A large deciduous shrub, found naturalised in woodland, scrub, hedgerows and quarries, and on railway banks, roadsides, sand dunes, cliffs, walls and waste ground. Reproduction is by seed, which is frequently bird-sown. Lowland.
C. bullatus was introduced into cultivation in 1898, and is now widely planted in gardens and in roadside amenity schemes. It was known from the wild in Britain by at least 1957 (S. Lancs.), and is probably increasing, but it may have been over-recorded for C. rehderi.
Native of W. China.
Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 237
Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 10
Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0
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.