GRISELINIA littoralis 'Bantry Bay'

Commonly known as Broadleaf

Bright green leaves with cream central markings
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Broadly ovate to ovate-oblong, leathery leaves to 10cm (4in) long.
  • Height
    To 8m (25ft)
  • Spread
    To 5m (15ft)
  • Hedge
    Ideal for hedging
    Suitable for a coastal hedge if given some protection from direct sea-winds
  • Tall Shrub
    Vigorous, dense, upright shrub or, in milder areas, a small tree
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
    Shelter from cold, drying winds

GRISELINIA littoralis 'Bantry Bay'



  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Makes an ideal windbreak in mild, coastal areas. Reversions should be cut out.
    Pests & Diseases
    Fungal leaf spot
    Place of origin
    Garden origin. Garinish Island, western Cork, Ireland. Discovered by Head gardener Murdo Mackenzie (1896-1983)
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Australian / New Zealand
    Suitable for a shrub border
    Coastal / windswept
    Slightly back from the sea with more shelter
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    (see photos above)
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
to 8m (25ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  to 5m (15ft)

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