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Ulex gallii

Western gorse

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMay & March
  • Height1m to 1.5m
  • Spread1m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitIrregular tuft
  • Flower ColourBright yellow

Description

Ulex gallii (Western gorse). This is a spreading shrub with spiny green shoots. In late spring and mid autumn, pea like bright yellow single flowers are borne. Dark brown seed pods will follow in the spring.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Shrub

Other common names

Gorse, Dwarf gorse

Origin

W.C. Europe, N. Africa

Interest and use

Banks Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilSandy
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy, They will tolerant very poor sandy soils and coastal conditions. You can propagate from seeds in the autumn or spring, or from cuttings in summer.

Propagation

Propagate from seeds in the autumn or spring, or from cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

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