A small- to medium-sized deciduous tree found as a garden escape in woodland, hedgerows and on waste ground. It sometimes reproduces by seed, and saplings have been reported on waste ground. Lowland.
S. pinnata had been introduced into cultivation in Britain by 1596. It is occasionally grown for its white flowers and inflated seed-pods. It was reported from the wild by 1633 (S. Lincs.).
Native of C. & S.E. Europe and S.W. Asia.
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.