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Identifying what is in my hedge

We have moved and have numerous small trees as a hedge with dark green jagged leaves, and tomato red singular fruits approximately 3cm diameter. I can’t find what they are and we haven’t seen the flowers. Any ideas please?


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,526
    Have you got a photo? One of the hedge and a close up of leaves and fruit please. The only thing I can think of with red fruit that big are Rosa rugosa. Very spiny.
  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 9,037
    Pictures are worth a thousand words. Try cutting a fruit open too and show us what's inside.
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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 35,781
    Hello a.varey and welcome to the forum. To help us identify your plants would it be possible for you to upload a picture? Click on the little icon above the text box that looks like sun rising over a mountain and follow the instructions. Sorry if you already know this.
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  • I don’t know if pic is attached, I’m not very good at this but it’s a new garden, two sides are of this and we have dogs so are worried about them. They partly look look me dog rose (sorry I don’t know the Latin name). 
    Thank you so far
  • Fidgetbones had it - Rosa rugosa:

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Thank you so much
  • Can you use them for jelly? I’ve only done strawberry jam and marmalade before? I appreciate your input. 
  • Yes they’ll make a fine rosehip jelly 😋 
    but do leave plenty for the birds ... they can be an important food source in hard winters

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Would anyone have an idea for a boundary hedge that looks good, evergreen, fairly solid looking? I’m re homing the Rosa rugosa as they aren’t really forming a border/boundary/hedge. 
  • I’m a big fan of a holly hedge ... sometimes thought to be slow growing but I’ve always found that once they get going they grow well ... and there’s few hedges as handsome as a well trimmed holly ... and good for wildlife too 😊 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

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