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What it's this hedge

Sam80Sam80 Posts: 40

I went on holiday to Cornwall in November and these hedges with berries were all over the coast. A few different kinds I think. I just found one on common land right near my house. I wondered what they are please.



  • chickychicky Posts: 10,321
    Looks like ivy to me 😀
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,678
    that's "adult" ivy
  • That's common ivy - Hedera helix.  The leaves are much more lobed near the ground; once the ivy has grown upwards they lose their lobes, and the ivy flowers.  Those berries follow the bunches of little flowers which provide a lot of food for wildlife.   :)
    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • Sometimes described as ‘arboreal ivy’ ... at this stage it doesn’t cling and climb but grows bushy and as had been said it flowers and fruits ... it is at this stage it is so valuable to wildlife. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Sam80Sam80 Posts: 40
    Thanks very much everybody
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,133
    It's lovely when it gets like that - there's a bit near me which is flowering just now. 
    It takes a little while to get to that stage, but worth it for wildlife  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • You can get a small shrub propagated from just the flowering tips. It makes a mounded evergreen plant. Very pretty, though slow to get going. Look for arboreal forms.

    If you want it as a hedge you'd need a framework to grow it on.
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