A quite well-known, native, British shrub, the Common Gorse (Ulex europaeus) is noted as a prickly, evergreen shrub. Found throughout Britain, commonly on acidic soils and poorer soils where it thrives. Gorse is quite likely to be confused with Broom, because of its pretty, yellow flowers, which bear a striking resemblence to the flowers of peas. Its pods burst open in summer scattering its seeds considerable distances.
Gorse are not fans of overly wet or overly dry soils so keep this in mind.
Gorse shrubs can be planted as close as 4 per metre however this will give you a very wide hedge or screen.
If we are out of stock of Gorse shrubs and you needed it for Pheasant cover then you may want to consider Cotoneaster, Dogwood or Heather.
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Benefits of using our plug plant trees
Our Gorse plants are sold as plug plants, in other words the roots are encased in compost. This means that planting can be carried out at any time of the year, provided they are watered in periods of drought, compared to bare-root plants which can only be planted during the plants normal dormant period (November to March). All of these trees are UK grown, which is important for successful establishment.
See What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Gorse Bushes
I was very happy with the Gorse and Broom plants, the plug sizes were excellent, and the plants happy - and still are. 0619
All good (gorse plug plants) arrived and settled in Regards P. Gregory 0618
Big Thumbs up xxx N. Crosier 0618
Just a brief email to thank you not only for the swift delivery but also the size and quality of the gorse plants provided. Mine was just a very small order, but I am really very satisfied and look forward to using you again. Paul Allam 0217
Good afternoon, I have just received my gorse and wanted to say that they look in really good condition. I am just about to pot them. Do you have a testimonial page? Best regards Linda 0416
Hi Alan, Gorse plants landed this afternoon in great condition thanks again keith kemp 1115
Alan great email. I meant to Drop you a note last Friday to say thank you for the great service and product, the baby gorse plants got to us in great condition at Friday dinner time and they was in the ground in there new homes by 2 o'clock, I will be defiantly be using you again next winter when I have a few more areas I would like to plant up using gorse, fingers crossed that these bad boys take and form some cracking bushes that many golfers get pricked by, thanks again, I have added a pic of the new home but I wouldn't stick my mug in it as a picture of Myself could be used to keep children away from open fires BBQs etc etc you get the picture, anyway I will leave you to ram food in your face. kind regards Keith Kemp, West cornwall golf club 0215
Hello Alan, The gorse bushes arrived Saturday morning and have been planted....They are nice plants and were planted within an hour of arriving. Many thanks.Kind regards, Mike Johnson 0115