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Hedge Identification Please.

Can anyone identify this hedge please?

 And what causes this, is it the very dry and hot weather?





  • Hi Roy Parkes,

    I have one of these in my front garden which I have trimmed to a rounded shape.

    It started its life as a little shrub in a container arrangement. I can understand these being used as hedging. Unfortunately I dont know what it is despite looking through my Tree and Shrub book. I would presume this is due to the hot weather. Sorry I can't be of more help. I will look through my other books and get back if I can help.

  • XX Posts: 707

    Hi Roy, the hedge is Griselina littoralis aka New Zealand Privet.  The brown patches could be scorch....?

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 22,588

    I agree with PaulaH. They grow well near the sea, it's often a little cooler near the sea. Has it been very hot where you are?

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • Devon RoyDevon Roy Posts: 15

    Thanks for all the replies, we live in Devon and it has been very hot for 10 days now 25/30 degrees, the hedge in question is in full sun from sunrise untill very late afternoon.

    Hopefully it will pick up when the rains come, I assume that it is not lasting damage only scorch.

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