Apparently this is not suitable for alkali soils and certainly it is very happy in woodland edge conditions. The seedlings grow best in loam. Otherwise - unfussy. Seems to respond well to sequestered iron. In the wild it can reach 9m/30ft in height with a head of 6m/20 foot diameter.
As with all woody plants, plant high, exposing as much of the taper at the base of the trunk as possible. Allowing the soil to accumulate around the base of a tree or shrub can be fatal.
IF IT HAS A GREEN TRAFFIC LIGHT
Hardy anywhere in Britain below approximately 1000ft (300m)
This is only meant as a guide. Please remember we're always on hand to give advice about plants and their frost hardiness.
Please remember that these coloured labels are only a rough guide.
General Point about Plant Hardiness: The commonly held belief that it's better to 'plant small' is perfectly true with herbaceous plants, but not necessarily true with woody plants. They need some 'wood' on them to survive severe cold - so plants of marginal hardiness in very cold areas should really be planted LARGER, rather than smaller, wherever possible.
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