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Ulex minor

Dwarf gorse

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Features

  • BloomsAll year round
  • Height0.07m to 1m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourYellow

Description

Ulex minor (Dwarf gorse). This is a deciduous or semi-evergreen shrub. The downy leaves are 4-10cm and are oval to ovate. The fruits are to 1cm and ovoid.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous or Semi-evergreen, Shrub

Other common names

Gorse

Origin

W.C. Europe, N. Africa

Interest and use

Wildflower Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Poor quality
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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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