Ulex Europaeus Flore Plena


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SKU: ulex-europaeus-flore-plena Categories: ,
Common Name: Double Gorse
Size: 2-3 Litre
Hardiness: H6
Hardiness Ratings

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees ˚C) are shown in brackets

  • H1a: under glass all year (>15˚C)
  • H1b: can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15 ˚C)
  • H1c: can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10 ˚C)
  • H2: tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5 ˚C)
  • H3: hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1 ˚C)
  • H4: hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5 ˚C)
  • H5: hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10 ˚C)
  • H6: hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15 ˚C)
  • H7: hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20 ˚C)
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This plant has won a RHS award

2-3 Litre Pot

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Position: Full sun
  • Soil: Well drained
  • Growth rate: Average
  • Flowering Period: April – May
  • Hardiness: H6
  • Eventual height: Up to 1.2m
  • Eventual spread: Up to 1.5m

Ulex Flore Plena or ‘Double Gorse’, a recipient of the much coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit is a very hardy evergreen, dense, upright, rounded shrub, often found in coastal areas.  It’s tiny grooved spiky leaves are produced along the very spiny green stems which when used as a hedge makes an ideal deterrent from any unwanted visitors to the garden.  From early Spring, double, coconut scented yellow pea-like flowers are produced, creating a wonderfully colourful focal point.  These are later followed towards Autumn by black seed pods.

Looking After Your Ulex Flore Plena

Generally pest and disease free, an easy to grow evergreen Spring flowering shrub in many if not all locations. A low maintenance compact plant which can benefit from a sunny area in all types of garden. Ulex Flore Plena will tolerate most soils as well as being both drought and salt tolerant.

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