An evergreen shrub that grows in dunes.
This shrub is completely covered with thorns,
making it impenetrable. THe shrub will sometimes
flower during wintertime, an unique quality.
Its is mostly used as an ornamental shrub but
also as an hedgerow.
The Gorse will thrive on dry, poor and acid soil,
but will grow on every soil.
Flowering of the Common gorse
The Common gorse flowers during the summer months ,
producing an abundant amount of gold-yellow flowers,
attracting a lot of bees.
The winter and the Common gorse
The flowering during the winter makes this shrub special.
in the Netherlands this shrub is rare and the yellow color
makes it easy to find and identify. But the Common is not
really winterhardy: In some years the part of this shrub can
die of severe frostdamage. The shrub will regenerate and
will form new branches.