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Gorse in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Ulex Europaeus

 

Gorse

The common European gorse grows not only in Europe, but also in the Americas, New Zealand, South Africa, and Australia, and is often considered a weed, and can be a a seriously invasive species. The bushy, spiny shrubs grow to 2-3 mtrs. in height. The stems and leaves have modified to green spines. Yellow flowers, similar in form to pea flowers, can bloom at any time of the year, but most commonly in Spring. The shrub can live for many years.

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plant Features
  • Gorse likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Gorse likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Gorse is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Gorse likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Gorse

Latin name

Ulex Europaeus

type

Flowering shrubs or trees

family

Fabaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Gorse likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Gorse is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Gorse likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Gorse likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Gorse is 2.00meters x 2.50meters 2.00 M 2.50 M

Ulex Europaeus

The common European gorse grows not only in Europe, but also in the Americas, New Zealand, South Africa, and Australia, and is often considered a weed, and can be a a seriously invasive species. The bushy, spiny shrubs grow to 2-3 mtrs. in height. The stems and leaves have modified to green spines. Yellow flowers, similar in form to pea flowers, can bloom at any time of the year, but most commonly in Spring. The shrub can live for many years.


Flowering Season

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

Flowers in Spring and often late summer, a dazzling feast of colour is given by the fragrant pea-like vibrant yellow flowers

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Can be planted as a hedge which will need shaping otherwise plant where it has plenty of room to grow. Any well drained soil in a sunny site.

 
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