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Ulex europaeus 'Flore Pleno' (d) AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Bushy

Fragrance

Flower

Resilience

Hardiness

H4 (hardy - average winter)

Colour

Flower

Yellow in Spring

Foliage

Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Stem

Dark Green in

Size

Ultimate height

1-1.5 metres

Ultimate spread

1-1.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

10-20 years


Preferred common name

double-blossomed furze

Family

Papilionaceae


Ulex are spiny evergreen shrubs with very spiny branches bearing small, simple leaves that soon fall, and often fragrant, yellow, pea-like flowers

'Flore Pleno' is a compact, almost leafless, bushy shrub with very spiny green stems and plentiful clusters of fragrant, double, rich deep yellow flowers in spring

Synonym(s)

  • Ulex europaeus 'Plenus'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • East-facing, South-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered or Exposed

Cultivation

Easy to grow in most poor, well-drained acidic soils in full sun

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid or Neutral
  • Loam or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Drought Resistant, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Hedging/Screens or Low Maintenance


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 10, every 2-3 years

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free