Also known as
Furze, Whin, Common Gorse, European Furze, French Furze, Irish Gorse, Thorn Broom, European Gorse, Prickly broom, Double flowered gorse
Starr 030405-0004 Ulex europaeus by Forest & Kim Starr (CC BY 3.0)
20 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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Commonly known as gorse, this dense, shrubby species has many spines, normally up to 2.5 cm long. It produces coconut-scented bright yellow flowers that are produced mostly in spring, but may also feature sporadically throughout the year. Its chracteristic seed pods are dark brown in colour.
How to propagate Gorse
Special features of Gorse
Other uses of Gorse
Banks, hedging, was used as fuel, after crushing as fodder. Suitable for coastal conditions.