GRISELINIA ruscifolia

Commonly known as Broadleaf

Seldom-grown species. Glossy, leathery, dark green leaves
Further Reading....

GRISELINIA ruscifolia

 

 

  • Evergreen
    Ovate, leathery leaves 10cm (4in) long or more
  • Height
    3m (10ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Multi-stemmed, vigorous, dense, upright shrub. Small, purple fruit if male and female present.
  • Hardy - average winter Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
    Borderline
  • Full sun
    Shelter from cold, dry winds
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases - fungal leaf spot
  • Place of origin
    Argentina, Chile, Brazil
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate 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.

    RHS group 9 & 11
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly columnar
3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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