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Griselinia littoralis (New Zealand broadleaf)

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1 hour care
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Ultimate height
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Time to maturity
10-20 years
To maturity

Botanical name: Griselinia littoralis

Other names: New Zealand broadleaf, Broadleaf

Genus: Griselinia

Species: G. littoralis - G. littoralis is a fast-growing, large, evergreen shrub with light green, broadly oval leaves. It bears very small and inconspicuous yellow-green flowers in spring followed by purple fruits on female plants, provided both sexes are grown together.

Griselinia littoralis is: Evergreen

Flower: Yellow-green, Insignificant or absent in Spring

Foliage: Light green in All seasons

Habit: Bushy, Dense

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

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Pests: Generally pest-free.

Specific diseases: Leaf spot

General care

Propagation methods: Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to

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Griselinia littoralis (New Zealand broadleaf) will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses: Coastal, Drought Tolerant, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance

Cultivation: Plant in well-drained soil in full sun.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

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