ULEX europaeus

Commonly known as Common gorse, Furze, Whin

Further Reading....
  • 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

ULEX europaeus

 

 

  • 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
    Spring
    Summer
    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

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ULEX europaeus 'Flore Pleno'

ULEX europaeus 'Flore Pleno'

Double gorse

double flowering gorse

 
MULTIBUY
individually £13.50 each , 3+ £11.00 each 

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