Woodland, scrub, hedges, railway banks, road verges, waste ground.
Will grow in most situations but prefers fertile base rich soils. Shade tolerant.
A fast growing shrub with conspicuous flowers and berries. May be suitable as an understorey or woodland fringe species on fertile soils. Not suitable as a shrub for stock hedges due to its open habit and competitive nature.
Existing populations are wild. Dispersed widely in the droppings of birds. Use plants of local provenance or FC seed zones 302 & 204 and avoid ornamental cultivars.
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