Prunus lusitanica

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaRosaceaePrunusPrunus lusitanica

Ecology

An evergreen shrub, frequently planted in parks and gardens, and now well-established in woods, scrub and on waste ground. It is frequently self-sown. Lowland.

Status

Neophyte

World Distribution

Native of the Iberian peninsula.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 6

Moisture (Ellenberg): 5

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 6

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.8

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.5

Annual Precipitation (mm): 876

Height (cm): 800

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Mega-, meso- and microphanerophyte

Woodiness

Woody

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 468

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 31

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 1

Weighted Changed Factor: 73

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

30

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000003421