Symphoricarpos albus

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCaprifoliaceaeSymphoricarposSymphoricarpos albus

Ecology

A bushy rhizomatous shrub widely naturalised in woodland, scrub, hedgerows and on waste ground; also formerly quite widely planted as cover for game in woodland. It reproduces by suckering and fruits freely, but rarely regenerates from seed. It spreads very slowly; dense thickets are normally the result of close initial planting. 0-385 m (Forest-in-Teesdale, Co. Durham).

Status

Neophyte

World Distribution

Native of N. America; the plant naturalised here is the western var. laevigatus.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 5

Moisture (Ellenberg): 5

Reaction (Ellenberg): 6

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 7

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.6

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14.9

Annual Precipitation (mm): 992

Height (cm): 200

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Nanophanerophyte

Woodiness

Woody

Clonality - primary

Rhizome far-creeping

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 2067

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 744

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 4

Atlas Change Index: 1.74

Weighted Changed Factor: 22

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

16

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000464104