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Identifying Hedge Type


  Would anyone be able to confirm the type of hedge this is? I realise it's not in the best of condition, but am looking to extend the hedge and would like to keep to the same hedge variety if possible,

Many thanks for your helpimage


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,976

    Lonoicera nitida, that's the most common hedging lonicera. I don't think it's Lonicera pileata that has more of a horizontal growth. 

    It can be cut back really hard and will re-grow..

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,976

    image Tetley

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Many thanks for your responses, it does very much look like  Lonoicera nitida.

    Regarding the current hedge from the picture the hedge hasn't been maintained very well, is this what it needs a good cut back to improve its appearance? 

    Thanks again for your help, I'm very much a newbie when it comes to gardening.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,976

    A  good hard cutback would be good, someone will know when the best time is. It needs more frequent cutting than many other  hedges to keep it from getting straggly

    Last edited: 01 October 2016 23:34:44

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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