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, or western Gorse, U. europaeus, dwarf furze, U. gallii in the west and U. minor in the southeast. U. gallii, in some texts, is also referred to as western Gorse.

Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Tall Shrub
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Blooms all year round in mild areas, the main flush over a long period in spring.
    Place of origin
    Western and central Europe, northern Africa
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Ulex europaeus - Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of ULEX

ULEX europaeus

ULEX europaeus

Common gorse, Furze, Whin

individually £11.00 each , 10+ £10.00 each 
ULEX europaeus 'Flore Pleno'

ULEX europaeus 'Flore Pleno'

Double gorse

double flowering gorse

individually £13.50 each , 3+ £12.00 each 

Useful extras...

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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.
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Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
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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™.
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