An evergreen shrub well naturalised on heaths, roadsides and railway banks. Lowland.
E. lusitanica was introduced into cultivation in Britain in c. 1800, and is popular in gardens. It appears to be long-persistent in the wild; it was first recorded in the wild in 1905 (Dorset), from a site where it was planted in 1876.
Native of S.W. Europe.
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.