Tree of the Month – June – Gorse – Ulex
Evergreen, thorny, flowering shrub or bush. Native species include.
Ulex europaeus (common gorse): 2.5m, evergreen, good on poor soil
Ulex gallii (western gorse): 2m, evergreen, thrives in sandy, acid soil
Gorse, common gorse, furze or whin are species of flowering plant in the family Fabaceae, native to Britain and many parts of Europe.
Common on open moorland such as Dartmoor in Devon. The genus Ulex comprises about 20 species of thorny evergreen shrubs. more