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29/04/2012 at 17:34

I have got this at the start of my hedge and dont know what it is. We are trying to replace the leylandii hedge that is there with a native hedge  and dont know if we should keep this or not.

 Have also got this if anyone can help with this as well. Thanks

29/04/2012 at 17:59

Is the first a climber? It kinda look like a honeysuckle.

29/04/2012 at 18:08

2nd is cotoneaster I think

29/04/2012 at 18:46

I agree with you both, honeysuckle and cotoneaster was my thought.

29/04/2012 at 19:22

yes agree 1st is a honeysuckle and 2nd is a cotoneaster  good for you getting rid of the dreaded leylindii .

29/04/2012 at 19:23

Dont think its a climber. This is what it looks like at the bottom if this is any help.


 Looked up the second one and think it is a Himalayan cotoneaster ?,%20Himalayan.htm

29/04/2012 at 20:29
Could the first one be a snowberry?
29/04/2012 at 20:46

Looks like Honeysuckle by the stems also. The main stems get very woody and quite thick with thinner very long red shoots coming off all over it. The thinner stuff will be vigorous, you could wait to see it flower? But I'd say it looks a lot like Honeysuckle

29/04/2012 at 23:29

I think the first is a snowberry bush as well.  You will soon see little tight pink flowers followed by white "snow" berries in late summer.

29/04/2012 at 23:36

I forgot to add that where I am from in Tyrone, snowberry bushes are very common in hedgerows where they grow along with hawthorns, seven sister roses, holly, ash and ivy.

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