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Commonly known as Common gorse, Furze, Whin
Good to know - the native gorse. Wildlife plant. Bees, caterpillars, cover for birds.
Pests & Diseases - none
Place of Origin - western and central Europe
Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
Height - 2.5m (8ft)
Spread - 2m (6ft)
Evergreen - rigid leaves reduced to deeply grooved spines to 2.5cm (1in) long.
Medium Shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - upright to rounded densely bushy shrub with spine-tipped green shoots. Produces solitary, pea-like flowers 2cm (¾in) long followed by dark-brown seed pods to 2cm (¾in) long.
Scented flowers - coconut scented
Free draining sandy soil - will become very leggy on rich soil.
Neutral to acid soil
Buy Varieties of ULEX europaeus
Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.