A medium-sized tree which is sometimes planted in parks and large gardens and occasionally naturalised in various habitats including woodland, scrub, rocky slopes and river banks. Generally lowland, but reaching 450 m at Carreg Cennen (Carms.).
S. latifolia was recorded in Britain by 1866 (Midlothian). It is the least frequently cultivated species of the S. latifolia aggregate, and can be confused with S. croceocarpa.
Native of the Iberian Peninsula, France and S.W. Germany.
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.