It is a stunted woody plant, which grows more in width than in height. It inhabits the summits of the mountains. It is distributed throughout central and southern Europe; in the Iberian Peninsula in the eastern half and in the Cantabrian Mountains. It adapts to almost all climatic and soil conditions. It is used ornamentally in rockeries and xeriscaping.
Stratification in humid sand or peat 3-4 months at 3-4º C.
When the dormancy is double, it should be stratified in humid sand or peat for 2-3 months at 40-50º C and for 3-4 months at 3-4º C.
Pre-cooled for 90 days at 3-5º C.
Harvested from seeds in October and stratified for three months at 12-20º C and then another three months at 5º C.
Wet stratification for one month at 25°C, followed by cold stratification at 5°C for three months.
Wet stratification at 10º C for 13 months (G=80%).
Soak for 24 hours, maintaining germination conditions between 45-50º C, in light. Germination days vary from 30-180.
Early Spring, Late Spring
Early Spring, Late Winter
Grasslands and Meadows