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ULEX europaeus

Commonly known as Common gorse, Furze, Whin

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Estimated availability autumn 2020 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
individually £8.00 each, 10+ £7.00 each

Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2020
plant size comparison icon 1.5 to 2 Litre

 

  • Evergreen - rigid leaves reduced to deeply grooved spines to 2.5cm (1in) long.
  • Yellow
  • Height - 2.5m (8ft)
  • Spread - 2m (6½ft)
  • 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.
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - the native gorse. Wildlife plant. Bees, caterpillars, cover for birds.
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - western and central Europe
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Coastal / windswept -
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 7
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that flower on previous year's growth in Spring, or current year's growth in late Summer/Autumn.
    Action: Cut back flowered shoots to within 1 inch of previous year's growth.
    When: Annually after flowering or in Spring if flowering on current year's growth.

    RHS group 10
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers - - coconut scented
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
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  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Free draining sandy soil - - will become very leggy on rich soil.
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
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Ulex europaeus - Growing Guide
2.5m (8ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

Buy Varieties of ULEX europaeus

ULEX europaeus 'Flore Pleno'  AWARD

ULEX europaeus 'Flore Pleno'  >


Commonly known as: Double gorse.
Double flowering gorse
Multibuy
individually £12.00 each, 3+ £10.00 each

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