Gorse Hedge Plants

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Misc Shrub, Wildlife Value
Shade Full Sun
Area Coastal Areas, Exposed Windy Areas
Soil Acidic, Poor/Dry
Colour Yellow/Gold
Type Evergreen, Hedging, Native, Pot Grown
Also Good Fragrant
Flowering Apr, May
  Buy 11 or more potted plants and save

SIZES 1-10 11-5051-250251-9991000+
P9 (9cm Pot) Stock = 1 £3.96Stock = 1 £3.60Stock = 1 £3.24Stock = 1 £3.00Stock = 1 £2.64
30/50 cm - Potted Available to order£4.86Available to order£3.89Available to order£3.40Available to order£3.16Available to order£2.92
  Prices include VAT

Please select the size and quantity of Potted plants you would like


Gorse (Potted) needs...
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Ulex europaeus Hedging

Gorse, Ulex europaeus, is a viciously thorny native evergreen bush that makes excellent rough barriers and provides screening up to about 2-3 metres high. It is great for butterflies and small nesting birds as well as providing cover for larger wildlife including deer. As a member of the pea family - you can see this in its flowers - gorse fixes nitrogen from the atmosphere into the soil. This means that it both can grow in very poor terrain and improve it while doing so. Its also has strong wiry roots that anchor it in windswept locations and that help stop soil erosion. Gorse is famous for its striking yellow flowers that blaze open in April and May, with their intoxicatingly fruity scent and are much loved by bees and other pollinators. Gorse is naturally an uneven, lumpy bush, so don't try to clip into a tidy shape; just enjoy it for what it is! You can hard prune down to the ground after flowering if you decide it needs renovating.

Gorse plants are only delivered pot-grown, year round.
All our hedge plants are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots don't count!).

View our selection of evergreen hedging or see our full range of hedging plants.

Spacing a Gorse hedge:

Plant Gorse at 2 plants per metre, 50cms apart.

History & uses of Ulex europaeus:

The flower buds are edible: pickle them and use them in the same way as capers. Gorse wood is oily and burns very well, although it is too thorny to be a convenient fuel for a hearth fire. Gorse is also called furze or whin.

  • Small Box

    Small box

    (Orders containing only seedlings or rooted cuttings)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Standard box

    (Bareroots up to
    1.2m & plants in p9 pots)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Large box

    (Pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £100 inc VAT

  • Trees & Hedging

    (Bareroot plants and trees
    over 1.2 metres in height)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £120 inc VAT

  • Pallets

    (Root balls, large pots,
    trees etc)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £240 inc VAT

  • *Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.

Bareroot planting is best done between October and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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