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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
Other common names
common gorse European furze
French furze furze gorse Irish gorse thorn broom whin
Ulex are spiny evergreen shrubs with very spiny branches bearing small, simple leaves that soon fall, and often fragrant, yellow, pea-like flowers
U. europaeus is a bushy evergreen shrub with very spiny much-branched stems and solitary coconut-scented bright yellow flowers 2cm in length, mainly in winter and spring, followed by slender black seed-pods
W & C Europe
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
Time to ultimate height
Grow in poor sandy soil in full sun. Will become leggy in rich soils
Propagate by seed or semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Drought Resistant Flower borders and beds Hedging & Screens Low Maintenance
Cottage & Informal Garden Coastal Wildlife Gardens
Pruning Pruning group 10, every 2-3 years
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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