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Furze

Ulex spp.

Also known as

Gorse

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

6b-10a

USDA zone

-21°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

2m

15cm

Min

90cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Furze Overview

This genus contains 15 hardy, thorny, evergreen shrub species, which almost completely lack leaves. They appear evergreen due to year-round green shoots and spikes, and are grown ornamentally for their yellow flowers. Flowers are pea-like and may be produced almost all year in mild climates. This genus is adapted to dry conditions, and would suit planting as a shrub border. In some locations, species from this genus are considered invasive due to their assertive seed dispersal method.

How to propagate Furze

Seed

Cuttings

Special features of Furze

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Furze

Is grown for its flowers in spring. Suitable for coastal conditions.