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Order: Fabales
   Family: Fabaceae
            Genus: Ulex
                        Specie: europaeus

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 8 ft (2.4 m)

Cultivation: Moist, light, well-drained soil

Features: Branches have long spines; fragrant golden yellow flowers late winter?spring

Uses: Hedge Shrub borders Screen

Zones: 6?10

Description: Most associated with Scotland but found over much of western Europe, common gorse is a dense many-branched shrub covered with fine hairs and vicious 1?2?in (12?mm) long spines. It can flower at any time but usually blooms most heavily in late winter and s

Growth Habit: Multi-branched habit

Comments: Can escape cultivation; 'Flore Pleno' is a sterile form

Growth: Perennial, multi-stemmed woody plant that is usually less than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height. Shrubs typically have several stems arising from or near the ground, but may be taller than 5 meters or single-stemmed under certain environmental cond

Duration: Perennial

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