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Commonly known as Furze, Gorse
Gorse. A spring flowerer but in milder areas there will be flower in all months of the year. The coconut scent is very detectable by some persons but not others.
Genus of about 15 species of spiny, evergreen shrubs from heaths and hillsides, woodland margins and rocky sites in western and central Europe and northern Africa.
Uk natives are the widespread common Gorse, dwarf/western gorse, U. galli, in the west and U. minor, dwarf gorse in the southeast.
Evergreen - shrubs
Additional Features - Good to know - blooms all year round in mild areas, the main flush over a long period in spring.
Pests & Diseases - none
Place of origin - western and central Europe, northern Africa
Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Soil Conditions - Free draining sandy soil
Neutral to acid soil