Ulex Europaeus


Furze, Gorse. An upright to rounded shrub spine-tipped green stems with grooved spine-leaves. Scented, bright yellow flowers mainly in spring but may flower intermittently throughout the year. Max Height 2.5m. Max Spread 2m. Flowers April to May.



Poor, sandy soil. Full sun. Hardy.


General Shrub Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If the Shrub is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Position used. Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Shrub and area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until Shrub is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.