Widely but sparsely distributed. Most common in the West Durham Coalfield, Wear Lowlands and Dales Fringe.
Broadleaved woodland, hedgerows, scrub, road verges.
Will grow on a range of heavier soils from moderately acidic to moderately calcareous. Light demanding.
An attractive fast growing flowering tree capable of producing high quality timber on better sites. Suitable for general planting as a woodland fringe species.
Existing populations are largely wild, though both it and its cultivars have been widely planted as an ornamental. Use plants of local provenance or FC seed zones 302 & 204.
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