Ulex europeus Flore Pleno ( Double Blossomed Furze ). This RHS Award of Garden Merit recipient is a compact, almost leafless shrub with spiny stems and an abundance of double, fragrant, coconut scented, rich deep yellow flowers in Spring.
An easy to grow plant in a sunny spot, even in thin poor soils, also salt tolerant so well suited for coastal planting schemes, and frequently used as a low growing hedge.
This shrub is probably one of the most underrated of garden shrub, an absolutely ” bomb proof ” plant, ideal for deterring any unwanted visitors to the garden due to its sharp spiny nature. It is very garden worthy and its ” piece de resistance ” really are the eye catching clusters of bright yellow flowers with the characteristic sweet coconut fragrance. Very memorable on a lovely Spring or early Summer’s day.