GORSE (Ulex europeaus) UK native shrub
The gorse is a spiky evergreen shrub growing to 1.5 m by 1.5 m at a fast rate. The plant fixes nitrogen into the ground, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Gorse is very tolerant of maritime exposure, it can be used as a windbreak hedge in the most exposed positions, making an impenetrable barrier.
The coconut scented yellow flowers symbolise that spring has arrived and typically appear in April/May but can flower more than once throughout the year.
Gorse provides a year-round food source for insect pollinators. The plant is used as a pioneer species for establishing new woodland.
Many species of birds take full advantage of the dense shelter that gorse provides and the gorse flowers are a great source of nectar for bees and butterflies.
- Grows to a max height of 2m
- Grows best in a well-drained soil.
- The flowers provide nectar and pollen for bees and other pollinating insects
- Fully hardy, evergreen
- Can grow in nutritionally poor soil
- Can tolerate exposed sites
- Fast growing
Supplied trees are cell grown around 1ft tall. Branches may be trimmed and are supplied without the pot for safe shipping.
Orders placed between Weds PM – Sun will be dispatched the following Monday to minimise time spent in transit and avoid your order being stuck in the post office over the weekend.