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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
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.

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

From seed.

Not normally cultivated.

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