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Gorse Cell grown 15/30cm x 500

Ulex europaeus

Gorse Cell grown 15/30cm x 500
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Gorse Cell grown 15/30cm x 500

Ulex europaeus

Price: 714.99 (Including VAT at 20%)
Was 794.99
Gorse hedging, also referred to as Ulex europaeus, is a fantastic native hedge, boasting long, prickly spines and a much longer flowering season.Click here for more information.More Information
  • 12 Month Plant Guarantee
  • Average Growth Rate
  • Yellow Flowers
  • Evergreen
  • Grows to 4m
  • Native
  • Prickly
  • Planting Conditions: Suitable for normal, clay or chalk soils, full sun to semi shade and inland, coastal or exposed sites
  • Growth Rate: Average growth, expect 20-40cm per year
  • Height: Easily maintained at 1-3m

Product Details
Product Details

Ulex europaeus Hedge Plants Description

Gorse hedging holds an abundance of positives. It's an evergreen, native plant that is incredibly prickly and has an extremely long flowering season starting from early spring (even when the weather feels colder), until mid-summer. There's an old country saying - 'When Gorse is out of blossom, kissing's out of fashion'. Ulex europaeus is suited to many situations, including dry and exposed coastal sites. You can view our full range of hedging for exposed sites here.

The flowers produced by Gorse are pea-like, due to this species originating from the legume family. Gorse flowers are a distinguished egg yolk colour and extremely fragrant. Hedges Direct has a full range of fragrant hedging and flowering hedge plants available. These types of plants are capable of creating the ultimate sensory garden.

Another reason why Gorse is a favourable hedge plant is that it can adapt to a variety of soil conditions including poor soils, sandy soils or rocks. However, for this hedge plant to successfully grow and develop the soil must be well-drained and have the nitrogen-fixing capacity, so that it can improve the soil for the benefit of other plants.

Gorse is not a fast-growing plant; it tends to grow 15-30 cm per annum. However, it will grow up to 2.5m and is particularly recommended for intruder-proof hedging due to the vicious spines. Ulex europaeus it also suitable for windy, exposed, coastal sites and historically used as a windbreak, which could be cut to provide animal feed. Its dense prickly nature provides good wildlife shelter. Gorse hedging will also tolerate alkaline soils, but it's also particularly good on acid soils.

Further Information
Further Information

You’ll see our recommended planting densities for each size and root type listed in the product grid. We suggest that you use these as a guide, taking into consideration how long you’re willing to wait to see your finished hedge. As a rough indication bare roots can be planted at anything from 3 to 7 per metre and cell grown between 4 and 6 - the higher densities here would need to be planted in a double staggered row or zig-zag.

For more information on planting distances please see our planting density advice section.

Pruning Advice
Pruning Advice

Prune immediately after flowering where flowering is on the previous year's growth, or in the subsequent early to mid-spring if flowering is on the current year's growth.

Delivery & Returns
Delivery & Returns

Free delivery is available on all orders providing they meet the minimum spend criteria for the size of box or pallet. Pallet deliveries and large box deliveries for tall plants are indicated by icons on the product table listings. Delivery costs and minimum order details for each packaging type are as follows:

Packaging TypeStandard Delivery ChargeMinimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery
Boxes (Bare roots and pots up to and incl. 7.5L)4.99 delivery charge (orders up to 100 incl VAT) Orders of 100 and over - FREE
Pallets (Root balls, large pots, trees etc)60.00 delivery charge (orders up to 200 incl VAT)Orders of 200 and over - FREE

There are some exceptions to the standard delivery pricing structure, which relate to deliveries to more remote areas, overseas, or extremely tall plants requiring specialist delivery - for more information see the Delivery Information Page. (Please note that due to new Brexit rules, we are currently unable to export to both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.)

Delivery Time - Please note that due to high demand, delivery times are currently 7-14 days. (Some trees will be 7-14 days delivery as standard - see product pages for delivery info). We are working through existing orders as quickly as possible but can now deliver new orders within this timescale.

It's Convenient - no need to wait in all day to sign, we don't need a signature (the odd, larger order may require a signature but will be delivered at a mutually agreeable time)

It's Tried & Tested - we use only couriers who have shown consistency in their efficiency & care

* Please note that delivery costs are based on the final order amount in your cart after any discounts have been applied.

Hedges Direct 12 Month Plant Guarantee

Our plants are guaranteed for 12 months after delivery subject to specific criteria. Visit our Hedges Direct Plant Guarantee Page for full details.
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