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Griselinia littoralis AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H4 (hardy - average winter)

Colour

Flower

Green and Yellow in Spring

Foliage

Pale Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Fruit

Purple in Autumn

Size

Ultimate height

4-8 metres

Ultimate spread

2.5-4 metres

Time to ultimate height

10-20 years


Preferred common name

New Zealand broadleaf

Family

Griseliniaceae


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

G. littoralis is a fast-growing large evergreen shrub with light green, broadly oval leaves. Flowers yellow-green, very small and inconspicuous, followed by purple fruits on female plants, where both sexes are grown together

Other common names

  • broadleaf

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing or West-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in a well-drained soil in full sun

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Hedging/Screens, Coastal or Wall-side Borders


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 9

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

May be affected by a leaf spot