Native and planted.
Thinly scattered distribution on limestone & base rich soils in the lower reaches of the major river valleys
Hedges and woodland margins.
Prefers well-drained calcareous or neutral soils.
A species on the edge of its natural range in Durham and not particularly characteristic of the local flora. May be suitable as a hedgerow or woodland fringe species in small numbers in areas where it occurs naturally
The existing population is predominantly wild, though it is also commonly planted as a garden & landscaping shrub. Use plants of local provenance or FC seed zones 302 & 204 and avoid ornamental cultivars.
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