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.

Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Blooms all year round in mild areas, the main flush over a long period in spring.
    Pests & Diseases
    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
Ulex europaeus - Growing Guide

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ULEX europaeus

ULEX europaeus

Common gorse, Furze, Whin

individually £8.50 each , 10+ £8.00 each 
ULEX europaeus 'Flore Pleno'

ULEX europaeus 'Flore Pleno'

Double gorse

double flowering gorse

individually £13.50 each , 3+ £11.00 each 

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