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25-07-2020, 18:02   #1
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Help identifying hedge

Hi all,

Could you please help me identify what type of hedge this is? I need to know because I'm seeing up a paddock for some animals and laurels are extremely toxic for them. So if it is then I need to either get rid of it or block it off from them.

Thanks in advance.
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25-07-2020, 18:06   #2
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That's ivy, no harm.
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25-07-2020, 18:10   #3
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That's ivy, no harm.

Thanks Blaris,

Are you thinking it's Irish ivy/Atlantic Ivy?

That's a bit of relief so.
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26-07-2020, 11:45   #4
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Yes, almost certainly
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26-07-2020, 12:58   #5
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It would be a bit unusual for ivy to create a hedge all by itself - though maybe not impossible - is there something else that it is climbing on?
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26-07-2020, 14:59   #6
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Looks like griselinia
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Its the aboreal form of Ivy. Ivy changes leaf shape as it grows it starts out as the climbing form which has different shaped leaves. It never flowers or fruits directly on this growth. As it gets older and or taller you eventually get the aboreal (shrubby) form of leaf and then it flowers and fruits. https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=192 .
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28-07-2020, 21:30   #8
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Its the aboreal form of Ivy. Ivy changes leaf shape as it grows it starts out as the climbing form which has different shaped leaves. It never flowers or fruits directly on this growth. As it gets older and or taller you eventually get the aboreal (shrubby) form of leaf and then it flowers and fruits. https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=192 .
Correct and it is this form of ivy which causes the death of trees as it suppresses the canopy. It becomes self supporting and forms it's own branches.

I disagree with the RHS site in that it only kills already dying trees, i have had trees come back perfectly healthy when the ivy has been removed.
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