Europe, North Africa, Asia Minor, Caucasus
Shrub or tree, dense, rounded to pyramidal.
Full to part sun, moist, sandy loam, can tolerate a range of pH conditions.
Many uses depending on the cultivar. Can be an excellent specimen, or massed as a screen.
Reddish brown bark.
Round, fleshy red covering over a brown seed.
Cuttings are best.
Many cultivars which are not easy to distinguish.