An evergreen shrub naturalised on sand dunes in Ireland and on roadsides and waste ground in Britain. Lowland.
This species was introduced into cultivation in 1765, and is popular in gardens. It was known in Co. Londonderry by about 1908, and remains rare in the wild.
Native of the W. Mediterranean region.
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.