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Commonly known as Spanish gorse
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leaves hairy or silky beneath only on flowering branches
Dwarf shrub Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
Dense, mound-forming, shrub.
Hardy - average winter Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
Pests & Diseases - aphids.
Place of origin
Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Racemes - almost terminal racemes, 2.5cm (1in) across of 2-12 flowers 1cm (½in) long
Coastal / windswept
Rockery (inc alpine)
Frost hardy (down to -5)
Entire see photos above
Oblong see photos above
Pruning group 1
Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.
RHS group 1 - will not regrow from old wood
Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil