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Ulex europaeus

Gorse hedging plants

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Gorse, or Ulex europaeus to use its Latin name, is very popular for its bright yellow, pea-like flowers that stand out against extremely spikey evergreen foliage. Gorse is suited to many situations including dry and coastal sites.

  • Best Features: Evergreen foliage, yellow flowers, wildlife friendly, year-round interest
  • Ideal For Hedges: 2-3m high
  • Growth Rate: Average | 20-40cm a year
  • Position: Normal or dry soils, coastal or inland positions, exposed sites in sun or semi-shade
  • Also Consider: Pyracantha hedging or Berberis hedging for prickly, intruder proof hedges.
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Gorse hedge (Ulex europaeus) description

Gorse boasts golden yellow flowers from spring, right through to the winter. The green foliage makes a great screen and the sharp spines a useful intruder deterrent. Plant a gorse hedge to attract wildlife into your garden. The yellow, scented flowers are very bee friendly as they provide such a long season of nectar.

Common uses of Gorse hedging plants

This evergreen makes a good privacy screen, windbreak and noise barrier. Gorse is also a wonderful intruder proof hedge, as it is dense in growth and fearfully spikey. Ulex europaeus looks at home in natural settings such as informal garden hedging and provides year-round interest to wildlife and humans alike.

Combine Ulex europaeus with

You can either grow Gorse alone to form a dense hedge or with other native hedging plants for a native mix.

Growth rate of Ulex europaeus hedging

Ulex europaeus has an average growth rate of approximately 20-40cm pa. Gorse is best for dense hedging of up to 3m.

Care advice for Gorse hedges

Gorse is best pruned after flowering. Please view the Best4Hedging Care and Planting instructions in our Advice section.

Suggested planting density for Ulex europaeus hedges

For planting density recommendations relating to Gorse, please see the product table above. In the 'No. Per Metre' column, you will find our recommended plant density for each individual plant species and root type.

Gorse hedges are available for purchase year round as Pot Grown and Cell Grown plants.

The majority of our Gorse Hedges are UK grown by our hands-on experts who have years of nursery growing experience. Occasionally, we source Gorse from outside of the UK, in this instance, we make every effort to ensure our suppliers cannot be beaten on quality. At best4hedging we endeavour to make sure that your plants arrive in the freshest condition and that they are of the highest possible standard, all whilst upholding our great prices. Rest assured, you can buy Ulex europaeus hedging plants online with complete confidence.

Showing 20 of our total 61 reviews, with an average rating of 4 stars. Read all 61 reviews for Ulex europaeus.
Review Summary - 4 out of 5 based on 61 ratings.
September 15, 2020 | Anonymous
Ulex europaeus

Healthy plant growing well.

April 2, 2020 | Anonymous
Ulex europaeus

Plants arrived looking very healthyW ell packed

February 7, 2020 | Susan Spivey
Ulex europaeus

As Above

April 20, 2019 | Anonymous
Ulex europaeus


March 14, 2019 | Alison S
Ulex europaeus


March 2, 2019 | Anonymous
Ulex europaeus


June 22, 2018 | Michael Nogly
Ulex europaeus

We think the Gorse Bushes were not of a high standard, after we had been told this was a new batch of Bushes

May 7, 2018 | Anonymous
Ulex europaeus


April 23, 2018 | Stephen Fuller
Ulex europaeus

tall healthy plants , but VERY pot bound. no earth visible,just a solid mat of white roots

March 22, 2017 | Anonymous
Ulex europaeus

good, quick and accurate

March 22, 2017 | Anonymous
Ulex europaeus

Good, all have taken well to their new place

March 13, 2017 | Anonymous
Ulex europaeus

Good communication by e-mail

March 13, 2017 | Anonymous
Ulex europaeus

five out of ten plants damaged by poor packing/poor handling by carrier. Hope fully they will recover given time.

October 30, 2016 | Anonymous
Ulex europaeus


September 27, 2016 | Anonymous
Ulex europaeus

The hedging plants were well parcelled and in good condition

September 23, 2016 | Anonymous
Ulex europaeus

Gorse was delivered quashed and with broken stems.

August 6, 2016 | Anonymous
Ulex europaeus


June 1, 2016 | Anonymous
Ulex europaeus

Plants arrived well packaged and healthy

May 23, 2016 | Anonymous
Ulex europaeus

Good healthy looking plants with lots of root and compost

May 18, 2016 | Anonymous
Ulex europaeus

As Above

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  • Orders £85 & over (ex. VAT) to mainland UK are delivered FREE* (Exceptions apply - see below for Scottish Highlands etc)
  • Orders under £85 (ex. VAT) to mainland UK £9.95
  • At an additional cost, we can deliver to Scottish Highlands & Islands, which we classify as including AB (Aberdeen) and DD (Dundee) postcodes, as well as Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle Man. The exact delivery cost is order specific and will need to be quoted by one of our team, so please contact us on 01257 261 243

*For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £200 (ex VAT) for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £200 (ex VAT) please call or email us to agree upon a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page

Pallet deliveries are always undertaken on an 18-tonne vehicle (similar in size to a standard refuse vehicle). If for any reason you require a smaller vehicle please contact our sales team who can arrange this for you. There will be an additional surcharge applied for small vehicle deliveries

Delivery Timescales

99% of our orders are dispatched within 3 to 7 working days of receipt and most the day after the order is placed. We can do “next day delivery” on many of our products for an additional £12 (incl VAT) but please call on 01257 494 491 before placing your order to check.

We can also deliver on a specified date to suit you. Please indicate the date you would like to receive delivery in the notes section of the checkout (or place your order by phone) and we’ll do our utmost to meet that date.

Occasional hiccups can occur (such as broken down vehicles) and although we are very experienced in logistics we cannot be held liable for costs incurred or inconvenience due to late deliveries - see terms and conditions for more information.

You will receive an email or telephone call confirming the dispatch of your order 24/48 hours before it arrives with you.

Exceptions to our quick turnaround timescale

Pre-orders - if you have placed an order that includes products on pre-order, then they will be dispatched to you as soon as they are available. If your order includes pre-order bare roots or root balls you will be notified once they are being dispatched (root balls from mid to late October and bare roots from early to mid-November).

Root balls - lifting root balls involves the use of complex, heavy machinery, this lifting is carried out twice a week in the root ball season so we do still have a prompt turnaround timescale but if your order has just missed one lifting, it will be a few days before we lift again. We are always happy to confirm when we can deliver to you before you order. The benefit of this method of supplying root balls is that they are always fresh and therefore have a higher success rate than root balls that are stored out of the soil.

Weather conditions can affect dispatch - bare root and root ball plants are not lifted if the ground is too cold (it damages the roots) and the delivery of all plants can be affected if the water supply is frozen (because we water all plants before packing). Extremely hot weather can also be challenging and occasionally we hold backorders for species that are particularly vulnerable. We ask our customers to be mindful of bank holidays when couriers are not active.

We'd like to stress that although there are exceptions, the vast majority of our orders are dispatched extremely quickly and we are proud of our logistics developed over many years of delivering plants to tens of thousands of customers.


We inspect plants carefully before dispatch but accept that very occasionally things may go wrong. 
You can return your plants (within 14 days) for a refund or replacement (we’ll help with the process of returning). If your plants arrived damaged then returns are free of charge. However, we ask that you inform us as soon as possible. If you’d like to return your plants because of a change of plan or if we do not agree that the plants are significantly damaged (the loss of a few leaves in transit or a loose pot on arrival, for example, wouldn't be harmful to the plants), then we may ask you to pay the full or partial return costs if you still wanted to return them. We’re very reasonable and always aim for complete satisfaction as demonstrated by our amazing Feefo customer reviews which can be viewed here.

Should you wish to return any products that you have over-bought, no longer require or purchased in error you will incur both a return cost (different charges for pallets and Boxes) and the original cost of delivery incurred by Best4hedging. Please contact the Service team for charges and/or to organise a return. Plants will be subject to a quality control check from our Nursery upon return before any refund is authorised and processed.

Please note that in the case of damaged plants, if you have not notified us of a problem within 14 days of delivery, we consider you to have accepted the plants and Best4Hedging has no further liability for them should they fail.

You can read more about our returns policy in our terms and conditions here.

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