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Griselinia littoralis
  • RHS AGM

New Zealand broadleaf

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

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Size
Ultimate height
4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
2.5–4 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Yellow Green
Summer Green
Autumn Green Purple
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Griseliniaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Genus

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

Name status

Correct

Plant range
New Zealand

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in a well-drained soil in full sun

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Coastal
  • Hedging and screens
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Pruning group 9

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

May be affected by a leaf spot

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