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Re: Can anyone please identify this shrub?

Message from Janet Stewart

In forum: Identify a plant

It's a privet hedge (ligustrum vulgare) It's a privet hedge (ligustrum vulgare) http://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&source=mog&hl=en&gl=us&client=ms-rim&tab=wi&q=privet%20hedge%20floer&sa=N

  • Posted: Wed. 17th July 2013 12:09

Re: Tree novice

Message from Deirdre

In forum: Trees and shrubs

Hi guys,

Thanks for your input! The reason I was researching the Goat's Willow was that I want to create a border/hedge around our house.

My main interest is in creating something that has alot of native plants and plants specifically to attract bees, butterflies and birds to the garden and also to screen the house from the road.

I am researching a number of plants but I find it very difficult to narrow my wish list down as each tree/bush can be beneficial in some way. Here are the plants I was thinking of:ESCALLONIA Donard Radiance
PYRACANTHA coccinea Red
PRUNUS spinosa
ILEX aquifolium
Common Dogwood Cornus Sanguinea
Common Privet Ligustrum Vulgare
Goat Willow Salix Caprea
Red berried elder sambucus racemosa
Butterfly bush buddleia davidii
Honeysuckle lonicera periclymenum
Alder Buckthorn Rhamnus Frangula
FAGUS sylvatica
Blackthorn Prunus Spinosa
Common Whitebeam Sorbus Aria

I know I can't incorporate everything into the hedge/border but I suppose it would be nice to have some colour or interest throughout the year. Any suggestions on what combinations would be nice from this lot?

I don't know what our soil type is, how could I find out?We are a few miles from the coast but it's not too exposed. Are there any of these plants that you wouldn't recommend for someone starting out?

Thanks a mill!

  • Posted: Wed. 11th January 2012 21:48

Ligustrum ovalifolium

Comment from Miriam Mesa-Villalba

In forum: Ligustrum ovalifolium

Probably the most common hedging plant in Britain until fairly recently, this species of privet, is originally from Japan, Wild privet Ligustrum vulgare is the preferred choice for wildlife and will support the magnificent privet hawk-moth but so-called garden privet also has its uses and may provide nesting sites for blackbirds and other species. Left to grow a little less tidily than many gardeners allow, the structure will become more open and also offer nesting opportunities for dunnocks, linnets, greenfinches and song thrushes.

  • Posted: Tue. 16th June 2009 16:58