Flowers: September – October; small clusters of white/pink urn-shaped flowers
Fruits: Dark red berry when ripe, resembling a strawberry
Twigs & bark: Evergreen; young twigs brown and hairy; bark reddish then grey-brown, shedding when mature
Lakeshores, islands, wood margins, heathy scrub, rocky shallow soils
Rare but locally frequent, particularly south-west (Killarney), also Lough Gill Co. Sligo
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2023
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Has an unusual range, widespread in Spain & Portugal, native in the west of Ireland (planted elsewhere) but not in Britain.