This dwarf shrub is found in open woods, roadsides and scrub on acidic, sandy soils. Its seeds are believed to be spread by birds. Lowland.
G. mucronata was introduced in 1828 as Pernettya mucronata, and was known in the wild by 1903. It is often grown in gardens and, although occasionally naturalised, is not such an invasive pest as G. shallon.
Native of S. America (Argentina, Chile).
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.