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Griselinia littoralis 'Variegata' (v)
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New Zealand broadleaf 'Variegata'

'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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Size
Ultimate height
1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
1.5–2.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Yellow Green White
Summer Green Yellow Green White
Autumn Green White
Winter Green White
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or East–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

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-hardwood cuttings

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

Pruning group 9

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

May be subject to a leaf spot

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