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Griselinia littoralis 'Brodick Gold'

New Zealand broadleaf 'Brodick Gold'

An evergreen shrub with leathery, broadly glossy, oval leaves, variegated, bright green with a central irregular line of cream. Flowers are yellow-green and very small and inconspicuous

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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 Variegated Green Cream
Summer Variegated Green Cream
Autumn Variegated Green Cream
Winter Variegated Green Cream
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H4
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

Accepted

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in light, well-drained fertile soil with protection from cold drying winds. Ideal coastal windbreak in milder climates

Propagation

Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Coastal
  • Hedging and screens
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Pruning group 9

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

May be susceptible to leaf spot

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