America, Europe, South Africa, China, Japan, South-East Australia and New Zealand.
It is very tolerant of trimming, this plant makes an excellent hedge especially in shady areas, but it is a very good ground cover plants for sun areas. Water distilled from the leaves is used in perfumery. A green and dark grey dye can be obtained from leaves and fruit. Wood is used in turnery and lathe work. It is used in phytotherapy and medicine. Ornamental plant and biodiversity.
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