A deciduous tree frequently grown in gardens, parks, along streets and on roadsides and found naturalised in semi-natural woodland, rough grassland and chalk pits. Reproduction is by seed. Lowland.
This species was introduced into cultivation in Britain in 1779. It was recorded from the wild in 1985 (Banffs.) and may be increasing.
Native of Fennoscandia.
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.