Pot Grown Gorse Hedge Plants

Key Data
Misc Shrub, Wildlife Value
Area Coastal Areas, Exposed Windy Areas
Soil Acidic, Poor/Dry
Colour Yellow/Gold
Type Evergreen, Hedging, Native
Also Good Fragrant

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SIZES 1-9 10-4950-249250-9991000+
30/50 cm POTTED Plenty of Stock£4.05Plenty of Stock£3.65Plenty of Stock£3.42Plenty of Stock£3.01Plenty of Stock£2.79

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Ulex Europaeus Hedging

Gorse bushes, Ulex europaeus, is a rugged, thorny, native shrub that makes a rough country hedging plant.
Gorse is good for hedges up to about 2-3 metres high.

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

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

Spacing a Gorse hedge:
Plant Gorse hedging at 2 plants per metre, 50cms apart.

General description of Gorse plants:
Gorse, Ulex europaeus, is a viciously thorny native evergreen bush that makes rough barrier hedging or low screening. It is great for butterflies and small nesting birds. Because it fixes nitrogen from the atmosphere into the soil, it can grow on very poor soil and improve it at the same time. Its roots are also effective at preventing soil erosion. Gorse is famous for its striking yellow flowers that blaze open in April and May, with their intoxicatingly fruit scent.
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.

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.

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