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GORSE (Ulex europeaus)

£5.95

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.

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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.

Additional information

Weight 500 g
Dimensions 32 × 26 × 15 cm
Delivery

Trees are posted out using Royal Mail.

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