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Solved What hedge? Griselinia?

Discussion in 'Identification Area' started by Snorky85, Jan 2, 2019.

  1. Snorky85

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    Just wanted an ID on this hedge before I go put and buy what I think it is...

    Any thoughts?

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    It's definitely not holly as there's no thorns and never been any berries.
     
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      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      Dont think you will get acorns if grown as a hedge.:smile:
       
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      At Cambo Gardens in Fife Scotland they have a mature Quercus ilex hedge.
      It may not have mature huge acorns but it does have mini immature ones.
       
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        Well only just saying, as in most cases the clipping if the hedge is likely to remove the flowers, male or female, at some point.
        I'm not saying its impossible, just unlikely to bear loads of acorns.:smile:
         
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          Ah I see! Well, not sign of acorns on it as yet...hadn't noticed any last few yearsvbut haven't paid that much attention to it to be honest. Thanks very much for the info :)
           
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          @Snorky85 I personally think that Griselinia makes a more superior hedge, and although it is a very strong grower, it`s easy to cut as the growth is so soft. There is a variegated form of Griselinia too, which (as most variegated forms) is not quite as rampant :)
           
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            Thanks @Tetters How does it cope with frost cold winter temperatures as I heard it isn't as hardy as other types of hedging.
             
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            My Griselinia looked champion during the beastly blast last winter - it didn`t flinch at all, and I rate it as ''tough as old boots'' :dbgrtmb: ... I grow the green one and the variegated variety.
             
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