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botanical name:
Ulex parviflorus ssp. jussiaei
Ulex parviflorus ssp. jussiaei © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Gorse, Furze, Whin
synonyms:  Ulex jussiaei, Ulex parviflorus ssp. glabrescens, Ulex brachyacanthus
family:  Papilionaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 1.50m
width: 1.80m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: yellow
stem/bark: brown & green
main season: All Year
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -12°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Dense, spiny shrub producing bright yellow, pea-like flowers over a long period, mostly from March to July.
Often much lower growing and smaller than its potential size, depending on position and conditions.

cultivation:
Tough, adaptable and drought tolerant, thrives on poor, sandy or rocky, acidic soils and open, exposed locations.

propagation:
From seed.

usage:
Not normally cultivated.

other notes:
Native to Spain and Portugal, found in scrubby and rocky places.
The seeds are poisonous.

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