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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. more ›
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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, wind break 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 endeavor 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.

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Ulex europaeus reviews

We ask all customers to provide their opinion to an independent feedback company. We cannot edit which comments appear and which do not, so the following reviews offer a true representation of our customers experience and we are very proud of our huge number of Excellent reviews. The comments on this page apply to this species/product specifically - to see the full feedback from all customers please visit Best4Hedging's Feefo profile.

Feedback for Ulex europaeus has been compiled from 17 customer reviews

Date Product Score Customer Comment

Ulex europaeus


Good quality, bushy plants.

Ulex Europaeus

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • RHS Endorsed Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi

OMG. These plants were in excellent condition. Healthy and robust.Much better value, had 1.5Ltr plants would have cost twice as much from my local Garden Centre.

Ulex Europaeus


just what I wanted.

Ulex Europaeus


Well packaged and undamaged on arrival. Healthy plants. Very quick delivery. I will use this company again.

Gorse Hedge Plants


All the plants EXCEPT the rose hedging wa sin excellent condition: the rose hedging had wilting leaves which have since died off : I am waiting to see if the pant itself revives.
The gorse hedging was fine

Gorse Hedge Plants

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Elaeagnus Ebbingei Hedge Plants
  • Escallonia Iveyi Hedge Plants
  • Pyracantha Red Hedge Plants
  • Osmanthus Hedge Plants
  • Darwins Barberry / Berberis Hedge Plants
  • Wintergreen Barberry / Berberis Hedge Plants
  • Red Barberry / Red Berberis Hedge Plants
  • Lonicera Nitida Hedge Plants
  • Portuguese Laurel Hedge Plants
  • Cherry Laurel Hedge Plants

Great service, speedy delivery

Gorse Hedge Plants


Lovely sturdy little plants.
Unfortunately 2 of the 3 had come out of the inserts and rolled around in the box.
They were also all extremely dry

Gorse Hedge Plants


they look excellent, lets hope they perform well, just finished planting them!

Gorse Hedge Plants


Dimensioning of purchased plant height was a little ambitious

On 16-Apr-2015 the supplier responded:
Thanks for your feedback, it really does help in identifying issues and areas in which we can improve.

I'm sorry that you received plants that were under-height. This was a discrepancy between our website and the stock we had on our nursery. As soon as we identified this we amended the website to reflect what is available.

Obviously, because of this, you find yourself in possession of plants that are not as ordered. If you have not yet planted them I'm happy to arrange a collection and refund you in full. If you have now planted them I could offer you a refund of £4.80.

Please contact us directly and we will process whichever solution is best for you. Once again, I'm sorry for the difficulties encountered in your receiving the plants and hope that I can get this resolved swiftly and to your satisfaction.

best4hedging -
Andrew Berry: best4hedging Sales & Service Team Leader
Call: 01257 261243

Gorse Hedge Plants

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • RHS Endorsed Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi
  • Bone Meal Root Builder
  • Hawthorn Hedging
  • Hawthorn Hedge Plants

The pots are 2 litre however the plants are half the size compared to the description given on the website. Four of the plants are very small and weak looking. (We only bought 10 plants) We will plant them all and hope for the best.

On 12-Apr-2015 the supplier responded:
Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback, we always take on board the responses from our customers and use it to improve our service. I'm pleased that you were happy with the despatch and delivery of your plants but am sorry to hear that they are smaller than stated on our website.
It sounds like the gorse hedging plants you ordered may have been picked from the wrong batch on the nursery site by mistake.
If you would be so kind as to send us in a photograph of the plants against a tape measure or ruler to our email address then I can reveiw this and may be able to offer you a refund down to the size of plant below seeing as you have already planted the specimens.
I will look forward to hearing from you.

Kat Harrington - Sales and Service Team, Best4Hedging