Gorse Hedge Plants

General Info 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
Ornamental Fragrant
Flowering Apr, May
  Buy 11 or more potted plants and save

SIZES 1-10 11-5051-250251-9991000+
P9 (9cm Pot) OUT OF STOCK £3.96OUT OF STOCK £3.60OUT OF STOCK £3.24OUT OF STOCK £3.00OUT OF STOCK £2.64
20/30 cm - Potted OUT OF STOCK - MORE READY SOON £4.56OUT OF STOCK - MORE READY SOON£3.78OUT OF STOCK - MORE READY SOON£3.24OUT OF STOCK - MORE READY SOON£3.00OUT OF STOCK - MORE READY SOON£2.76
30/50 cm - Potted Out of stock £4.86Out of stock£3.89Out of stock£3.40Out of stock£3.16Out of stock£2.92
  Prices include VAT(where applicable)

OUT OF STOCK - MORE READY SOON

£4.42

Gorse (Potted) needs...
  • Rootgrow Root Stimulant

    Rootgrow

    From £6.00


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 boxes

    (Orders containing seedlings or rooted cuttings)

    £7.20

    including VAT per order

  • Small box

    (All barerooted plants under 1.2 metres in height. Please note: all trees are charged at the trees and hedging rate.)

    £11.40

    including VAT per order

  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)

    £15.00

    including VAT per order

  • Trees & Hedging

    (For all orders of trees of any size, and all bareroot plants 1.2 metres and over in height)

    £19.80

    including VAT per order

  • Pallets

    (For all orders of root balls,
    and large orders, a pallet
    price will be automatically
    applied at checkout)

    £75.00

    including VAT per order

*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 November and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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