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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 - shrubs
  • 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 - none
  • 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

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Commonly known as: Common gorse, Furze, Whin.
individually £8.00 each, 10+ £7.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

ULEX europaeus 'Flore Pleno'  AWARD

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Commonly known as: Double gorse.
Double flowering gorse
individually £12.00 each, 3+ £10.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

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