Native and introduced.
Widespread with a bias towards the south of the County.
Diverse: woodland, scrub, road verges & waste ground.
Will grow on a broad range of soils. Light demanding.
A small, thorny, fruit-bearing shrub. Suitable for planting in small numbers in woodland margins and hedgerows.
Unlikely to have been widely planted in the past other than on a very local scale using local plant material or fruit cultivars. Use plants of local provenance or FC seed zones 302 & 204 and avoid garden varieties.
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