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Griselinia Littoralis ☼full sun ℃frost tender ★award ✿evergreen

Griselinia Littoralis ☼full sun ℃frost tender ★award ✿evergreen  (Griselinia Littoralis)

Preferred common nameNew Zealand broadleaf 'Variegata'

Griselinia are upright evergreen shrubs with simple, ovate leaves and tiny yellow-green flowers, male and female on separate plants

'Variegata' is an upright evergreen shrub with leathery, bright green ovate leaves to 10cm in length, irregularly margined with creamy-white

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How to growSunlight
Full sun Aspect
South-facing or East-facing
Exposed or Sheltered
Grow in light, well-drained fertile soil with protection from cold drying winds. Ideal coastal windbreak in milder climates
Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
Sand or Loam
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
City/Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Cottage/Informal Garden, Hedging/Screens or Wall-side Borders

How to carePruning
Pruning group 9

Generally pest free
May be subject to a leaf spot

CharacteristicsPlant type


H3-4 (intermediate between H3 and H4)
Green and Yellow in Spring and Summer

Green and White in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

SizeUltimate height
1.5-2.5 metres

Ultimate spread
1.5-2.5 metres

Time to ultimate height
10-20 years

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A beautiful evergreen shrub. I love the leaves on it.

20 Feb, 2013


my favorite hedging plant. i grow them at our nursery. spent yesterday weeding and feeding 800 so im a bit griselina'ed out

20 Feb, 2013


Thanks Hywel - they really grow fast too, really lovely green :)

Hi and thanks Sandra lol sounds fun :D

20 Feb, 2013


Nice one.

22 Feb, 2013


hope it pulls through again :))

22 Feb, 2013

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