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By Royp

United Kingdom Gb

Moved to a new house in Devon which has a hedge down on side as per photo 1, can you identify it please.
Also it seems to be dying, leaves are going brown and dropping off, some have a lighter brown spot on the leaf, as per photo 2.
Thanks for any advice.

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I'm having trouble deciding what this is - I think its Griselinia littoralis, perhaps you could google for pictures to confirm. If it is, this shrub is only moderately hardy, so yours is looking quite good after a winter such as the last one. Any damage currently present is likely to be a result of the cold weather. Cut it back and give it a feed to aid its recovery.

8 Apr, 2011


Thanks for the info, if I cut it back it would need cutting back to the ground at some points because in some areas the damage is extensive and very bare. Some of the branches are discoloured and look as if they are dead.

8 Apr, 2011


Ah, so your photo No. 1 must show the healthiest parts. It's a problem - many people have lost whole hedges of Griselinia this year and in some ways, that's easier - at least you know you've got to take it all out and start over.

8 Apr, 2011

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