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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.


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

ULEX europaeus 'Flore Pleno'  AWARD

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Commonly known as: Double gorse.
Double flowering gorse
individually £13.00 each, 3+ £11.00 each
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.

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